Togo for a day...

Trip Start Nov 18, 2005
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Trip End Dec 11, 2005


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Sunday, December 4, 2005

An early start the next day brought us to the Ghana/Togo border and across quite smoothly and onwards to our hotel by the beach just outside of Lome. It was quite rundown, without running water but relatively cheap and far enough away from the craziness of the city. We took the opportunity to do some much needed laundry using the buckets of water that the hotel staff brought to us when needed. As we were staying there for only one night the lack of water didnt effect us too much and we spent the rest of the day relaxing and taking a few long walks.
Since Togo and Benin are both former french colonies I had the rare opportunity to brush up on my francais with some friendly locals sharing wonderful stories of local legends while my dad stood by trying to catch a familiar word to make sense of the conversation.

Since Togo is only 45km in width, our trip to the Benin border was to be short and sweet or so we thought. Unfortunately we were stuffed into an extremely crowded and hot bush taxi which was supposed to seat 7 people but instead held 14. Luckily the crowded and uncomfortable ride didnt last too long and we made it to the Benin border without a hitch. Our stay in Togo was short but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Next on the agenda... Ouidah, Benin.
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