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Ghana-Germany-Spain-Portugal in 24 Hours… and a Great Dress!

With wonderful students in Ghana.

With wonderful students in Ghana.

As you read this pre-programmed post, I am jetting from Ghana to Germany to Spain to Portugal over the course of twenty-four hours. Woo hoo!

Thus we launch the Iberian Adventure chapter of this Around the World journey. This will be my last phase of travel before I fly home to Boston in May… to scheme how to fly out again in August!

Though I will be writing extensively about Spain and Portugal over the next month and a half, there are still a bevy of unpublished articles from Ghana that I’ll intermittently sprinkle into the mix. This means that you will be getting a scrumptious mix of both Europe and Africa articles, in addition to continued general travel tips for you wanderlusty souls on a budget.

This is the resulting dress from the beautiful fabric students and colleagues gave me!

This is the resulting custom-made dress from the beautiful fabric students and colleagues gave me!

And never fear, oh readers who sniffled that you’ll miss the Ghana student life stories: there are more to come!

Finally, remember that gorgeous kente print cloth which Total Child School gave me as thanks for teaching them over the past three months? Oh right– that gift I scandalously opened in front of the class, not realizing such an action is considered rude in Ghana?

Well, that cloth is now a gorgeous kente print DRESS, custom-sewn for $7 U.S. dollars and pictured here!

What do you think: should I have worn this on the plane?

And in all seriousness: can a gal wear a dress like this to a wedding or two in America this summer, or would it be too culturally confusing to U.S. eyes that are accustomed to sedate grays and browns??

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Jawahir M.

Tuesday 17th of November 2015

That's so beautiful!! It was so kind of them to give you a present. I thought that dress here would worth $50! $7 is cheap but that's just makes people want it even more. (P.S. Have you ever thought of being a model?)

Emi F.

Thursday 26th of February 2015

I absolutely love the beautiful colors of the dress; maybe you should have worn it on the plane!

Kwabena Ricci

Saturday 15th of February 2014

You're amazing... and make me very proud and humbled by rocking our kente in the totally lovely way you did. Would love to keep in touch. My company Mastermind Concepts is organizing a Kizomba African Fashion Festival sometime this year. If you happen to be planning a trip to Accra anytime soon... kindly let me know. Plus i would like to ask your permission to use the shot in the kente as part of our presentation of the wide spread appeal of textiles of African origin, if you'd oblige us of course. Once again... truly amazing. Cheers

Lillie

Saturday 15th of February 2014

Thanks so much, Kwabena. What an exciting event you're planning! You have my permission to use that photo as long as you clearly link back to (if it's online) or label it from www.AroundTheWorldL.com . I've had enough controversy already from stolen photos in Accra! --> https://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2014/01/09/shocking-photo-use/ . Speaking of Accra, I'd love to meet in person, but cannot travel overseas yet as I just gave birth to a sweet little baby! Do be in touch, though, and thanks for reaching out.

Jerry Green

Saturday 29th of December 2012

Hey L! I'm in Germany myself right now on vacation in Munich! I so love Europe! Have a great time as you travel!

Jerry

Lillie

Saturday 29th of December 2012

Thanks, Jerry! You too!

Noelia

Friday 23rd of March 2012

Omg you look like a model!!! The print of the dress is beautiful.

Lillie

Friday 23rd of March 2012

Thanks, Noelia! I still wear it all the time when I run big travel events :) This is a few months ago: https://www.aroundtheworldl.com/2011/10/22/the-meet-plan-go-boston-2011-extended-travel-event/

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