The first major difference between Ghana and Russia is that Russia is
many, many times bigger than Ghana. Russia is the largest country in the world
as we all know. Ghana is just a very small country. Russia stretches from Europe to Asia. Ghana
is only a small country in the west coast of Africa. You can look it up on your
Another difference is the climate. Ghana has a tropical type of climate,
while Russia has a continental type of climate. Because of this, most part of
Russia is always very cold in the winter months, while Ghana is never cold
during that period. Ghana is warm and hot most of the time. It’s cool though, in some parts of Ghana
where there are mountains, but not as cold as in Russia.
Thirdly, since the temperature in Ghana is a tropical type, there is no
snow. It always snows in Russia in winter, but it never snows in Ghana. Russia
was the place where I experienced snowstorm from 1998 to 2001 and that was the
second time I saw snow falling from the sky.
The first time was in Sweden in
1984. It was really a very cool experience for me. Now I love snow. I enjoyed
snowball fights when I was in Russia and it was always fun when I fell on the
snow-covered streets in Russia, thanks goodness I never got hurt! Whenever I
fell down during the winter months, I quickly got up and looked around if there
was anyone looking! Anyway, I didn’t worry about that too much because I was
not the only one falling down; a lot of people fell like me.
Clothing is one of the main differences between Ghana and Russia. Since
Russia is very cold during winter, Russians always have to put on heavy, warm
clothes, but Ghanaians never have to put on heavy, warm clothes, except for a
few places in Ghana where there are lots of mountains, where people sometimes have
to put on light jackets in the early morning and in the night. Ghanaians always wear colorful light
clothes. Ghanaians like to wear batik,
which makes them feel very comfortable.
Ghanaians never wear suit and necktie and walk in the sun. It’s like a big punishment to do that! It is
only those who work in the big government offices that wear suit and necktie
and not for the ordinary citizens who walk in the scorching sun.
Below are some colorful clothes people wear in
Finally, Russians enjoy winter sports, while Ghanaians can only enjoy
summer sports. Russians always play ice
hockey but Ghanaians never play ice hockey. Russians like to do gymnastics
while Ghanaians like to do athletics.
Russian kids enjoy playing in the snow, but Ghanaian kids enjoy playing
in the sand.
Whatever the differences may be, we all enjoy life in our various countries.
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written by Kwame Amponsah