Emily Maynard and Jef Holm are in Ghana right now with People Water and Generosity Water. While Emily may have been a glamor glamor girl during ABC’s “The Bachelorette 2012,” she is showing her more natural side on the trip and fans love the look. While Emily and Jef haven’t been tweeting or posting on Instagram during the trip, some of their travel partners have been, and fans are loving it. Sunday People Water shared a bit of an update about how the trip is going, and fans won’t want to miss it.
Jef Holm and Emily Maynard arrived in Ghana over the weekend, and it seems they’ve been spending a lot of time taking in local culture. They’ve been spotted in photos dining at local restaurants, and it seems the group took in the botanical garden over the weekend. On Sunday, People Water posted a photo and added,
“We are not able to visit the wells until Tuesday so we were able to learn a little history about Ghana! This photo was taken at a place called “EL MINA” [sic] castle. Never have we been to a place that is so humbling. It was built in the 1400s and was a holding place for trading slaves! For years local Africans were sold and traded as well as executed within these walls. Real history that helps us better understand the people here and their struggle. We are proud to be here! Get ready for some amazing photos and stories!”
Quite a few people on the trip are sharing photos on Instagram, though of course not all of them include Emily and Jef. Sunday Emily and Jef dined with the large group at the Shangri-La in Accra and everybody was all smiles. Kris Wolfe, a Los Angeles musician, is also on the trip as part of the Generosity Water group, and he has shared quite a few pictures. He’s checked out the crocodiles and has met a number of local families, and he posted about the Elmina castle as well. He wrote,
“Elmina Castle was built in 1482 and is the largest and oldest existing castle connected to slave trade. There is a sign inside which reads, ‘In everlasting memory of the anguish of our ancestors. May those who died rest in peace. May those who return find their root. May humanity never again perpetrate such injustice against humanity. We, the living vow to uphold this.’ It’s a piece of history we all need to see and understand. The trans-Atlantic slave trade is one of the worst examples, but slave trade still continues today. No form of slavery can ever be justified.”
The area where Emily and Jef currently are is six hours ahead of the East Coast, so the group is probably wrapping up activities for their day. Tuesday will be a big day as the group tours the wells that have been built, and fans can’t wait to see updates. It’s a bit unclear exactly when “The Bachelorette” lovebirds return, though Jef Holm did say in one interview that he and Emily would be gone a week, while it is believed the others on the trip may be staying for two weeks in total.
Fans can’t wait to see updates directly from Emily and Jef from the trip, and most imagine it will be life-changing for Emily Maynard and the trip of a lifetime for this newly engaged duo.
Head on over to my blog at The Celebrity Sizzle to see a photo gallery of Emily Maynard and Jef Holm in Ghana with People Water and Generosity Water! You can also see Emily finally do “the running man” dance and watch Emily and Jef re-enact their proposal with their marionettes. Also, don’t miss the extended behind-the-scenes video from their People photo shoot!