I Talk To Strangers Across Borders


Today, we all ventured out into the city centre visiting the markets and museums meeting people and really getting a true vibe of living in the city. We came across a school trip visiting a museum and stopped to introduce ourselves.

“What are your names?” I asked the students and they all confidently told me their names.

One of the little girls asked where I was from and what I was doing here… I told her my name is Robbie and I am here to get to know you. I pointed to my shirt and told them I Talk To Strangers

Thats so cool they are excitedly yelled and they all started rattling off questions…

“Why did you vote for Obama?”
“How is it in America?”
“What is your name?”

I tried my best to keep up with the barrage of questions but still maintained to smile at their excitement to be talking to a stranger.

I stopped them and told them they are all such beautiful people and I was happy to be talking to them…. They all proudly and humbly replied in unison THANK YOU!

This was one of the most gratifying experiences in my life. The beautiful faces and bright, smart, and attentive young minds of Ghana showing such appreciation for a simple conversation from me…. little do they know that the honor was really all mine.




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