My name is Kwame Amponsah. You
can call me Kwame. I come from Ghana. It
is a small country in West Africa. In the east, it is bordered by Togo. In the
West, it is bordered by Ivory Coast (Cote d’Ivoire). In the north, it is
bordered by Burkina Faso, and in the south, it is washed by the warm currents
of the Gulf of Guinea, which joins into the Pacific Ocean.
Today, I would like to tell you about the 5 main differences between my
country Ghana and Thailand, where I live right now.
The number one difference is the food. Thailand is an Asian country and
as you all know, rice is the main food in Asia and for that matter rice is the
main food of Thailand. Most Thais always eat rice three times a day, but
Ghanaians never eat rice three times a day. Ghanaians like to eat different
types of foodlike fufu (in the photo), banku, kenkey, gari, plantain,
yam, cocoyam, corn, to name but a few.
Another difference is that Thailand has only one
king and queen, but in Ghana, there are a lot of kings and queens. Whereas
there is only king and queen in Thailand, there are kings and queens in every
city, town and village in Ghana.
This is just one of the kings and queens in Ghana.
Furthermore, Thailand has a lot of islands, but Ghana has no island.
Thais like to go to the beach with their families and friends. Ghanaians like to stay home and watch TV,
video and play games with their families and friends. Thais always welcome tourists to their
islands; Ghanaians never welcome tourists to any island, because we have no
Again, in my country, since it is a Christian country, we celebrate
Christmas in a very colorful way. On Christmas Eve, people in Ghana go to
church and sing Christmas carols, and on Christmas day, which is December 25th,
people go to church and sing Christmas songs and listen to stories about Jesus
Christ. However, in Thailand, there is no Christmas celebration. Most people in
Thailand never celebrate the Christmas festivities.
While people in Ghana celebrate New Year on January 1st, people in
Thailand celebrate their New Year from April 13 to 15. This is a very special
festival in Thailand, which is called Songkran. Now it is known as the water
festival, because during this time, people splash water on each other, and
everyone who comes out to the streets gets wet like a fish in a pond. Now it
has become a very important tourist attraction. Lots of people from all over the
world come to Thailand for this festival every year. This year, I enjoyed it
very much; splashing water on people in Chiangmai, the second largest city in
Foreigners and Thais with their water guns join in the Songkran
(water) festival in Chiangmai city.
Finally, there are more Christians in Ghana than in Thailand. Most
Ghanaians always go to church on Sundays, while most Thais never go to Church.
Thais like to go to the temple, because most of them are Buddhists. Ghanaians
never go to the temple because there are not temples. There are only churches.
There are a lot of beautiful Buddhist temples in Thailand though, just as there
are a lot of beautiful churches in Ghana.
written by Kwame Amponsah