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Nov 3, 2013 - West Africa (Togo)

The other video I watched took place all along the West African coast, Togo was just one of the stops the Africa Mercy makes on its mission to improve the lives of the people living along the coast. In this entry I will refer mostly to Togo because that is specifically where the video took place. The bomb which hit this part of the world is mostly health and disease, a large technology gap, and also an education gap. To start, the technology the natives are missing is mostly modern medicine but specifically dental care could be of huge...

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May 8, 2013 - Benin

Monday 29th April, 2013 Wild Camp, Niamtougou, Togo to Eco Lodge, Tanguieta, Benin Awake very early (before 6am) this morning to a totally clear day – very warm and humid. We cooked breakfast this morning and then left camp. The camp site was quite peaceful and away from the road – ideal for a bush camp. Some people had to change money – we had to get ice and also bread for lunch. We stopped at an artisan market where disabled people from the local community made all sorts of clothes, jewellery and the like for sale. After some time, whilst...

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Apr 28, 2013 - Lome, Togo

So since I last updated, not a lot has happened. Made my way from Abidjan to a town called Cape Coast in Ghana, and stayed put for a week there. Cape Coast is an ok place , but there was too many people looking for money from you. For the first time I saw loads of white people, but all of them were working/volunteering there, and they pretty much keep themselves to themselves,also, I found them slightly stuck up, as they are of the opinion that they are out here changing the world..no, they're not!! Loads of young Scandinavian girls, and I...

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Apr 12, 2013 - Lome, Togo

I’m telling on myself here, but apparently I sleep like the dead when it comes to alarm clocks. Sean said the clock radio in our cabin went off and the volume kept increasing as he was trying to figure out how to turn it off, but I never even stirred. It’s remarkable that a cell phone will wake me when an alarm clock won’t. This was an early morning departure for our full-day tour of Togo. As we disembarked, there were drummers, dancers & stilt walkers in costume performing on the pier. It was so much warmer outside than in out air...

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Nov 15, 2011 - Lome, Togo

Got into Togo with no problems and here we are in the capital, Lome. We visited the fetish market here where you can buy almost anything to make your spell - we even had a consultation with the local voodoo practitioner who tried to sell us things for a very high price! Luckily we restrained ourselves and just bought one to keep us safe on our travels. And now it is our last night in West Africa - celebrated with a bottle of Castel beer on the beach in Lome!

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Feb 17, 2009 - Benin and Togo

After travelling through Southern Nigeria and around Lagos (we decided to give that a miss for obvious reasons) we crossed the border into Benin where we were back into a French speaking country and also the start of the slave trade and Voodoo. Voodoo here is very different to the US Hollywood description and basically is a type of religion which a vast amount of the country practice on a regular basis. Luckily they don't sacrifice people any more but they do still sacrifice animals - we saw a chicken's head biten off but more on that...

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Mar 25, 2008 - Lome

Well that was definitely one of the easier trips I've had in Africa. My intention was to get up at 6am and try to be on the move by 7, that plan went astray when the locals decided to race motorbikes outside my hotel room all night. After an hour of snoozes I finally got going and took a taxi to the STC bus station for destinations to the east. The woman in the office in a typically Ghanaian maner told me that there was no bus, when I pointed to the timetable she just said that it wasn't going, Thank you! I don't know where the myth about...

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Jan 10, 2008 - Lome

Having bought bus tickets on Rakieta bus line day before and got seats up front(ye!), we hiked to the station at 7 and bus left at 7:30 on time...very comfortable ride other than too little leg room for me, but far nicer than ride up on tro tro. Arr in Lome at 2 and went to French consulate to ck on Djibouti visas(return tomor at 8). Ckd in at Hotel le Galion(nice old French home), did banking exchg of Cedi(Ghana money to CFA), confirmed our Air Ethiopia tickets for the 5th & Bon called Todd. Todd will not be coming to Addis Abbaba as...

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Feb 12, 2007 - Bonjour

Hi everyone, sorry we have not emailed for a while. Lets just say that Nigeria does not have steady power supplies or internet cafes, plus weve been bush camping a fair bit. Today we are in Kpaline,Togo. The church bells are ringing outside right now for noon service, its a christian town. First to answer some of your questions.....* We are travelling with 16 other tourists and our tour leaders, Toni: british and Jay: new zealander. The tourists are mostly brits, aussies, usa and kiwi were the only canadians. The food is interesting here,...

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Nov 24, 2006 - Lome' (TOGO)

Me tome un colectivo a Lome' y una moto (con mochila y todo!) al hostal. Lome es otra capital caotica, sucia, y fea de Africa occidental. Aqui trate de comprar mi pasaje en avion a Sudafrica, pero la oficina de Ethiopian Airlines me dijo que no podia, que tenia que comprarlo en la misma ciudad de donde salia, o sea en Ghana, y en efectivo! Increible... Asi que me fui al mercado central, un caos interminable donde en el 2do piso estan las famosas "Nana Benz", las reinas de los textiles. Segun dicen, mueven tanta plata que solo paran en...

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May 10, 2005 - Lomé is OK

I have been in contact with Mme. Komlan in Lomé who have told me things are back to normal. I mean, it is like the new president has taken power and people don't like it but they can't do anything so life goes on. The whole situation went like this: The man who was the president/dictator for the last 38 years died in February after which his son was handed power. There was an election April 24 in which his son claimed victory against the opposition, however the opposition thinks he rigged the election. So they decided to protest in the...

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Nina In Africa

Jan 26, 2005 - Togo

Computers are terrible here. I will try to send these but may have to wait until home; The French have a special keyboard; you know. I am sure they did that to irritate me. The last day before I left Ghana I had to buy air tickets for some legs: Took ALL day and I am not sure even then that they will work: First; they could not take a credit card They need cedi cash. Went to bank: Will only cash a limited amount a day: Went to second bank:::same story: Went to third bank and i had finally accumulqted enough: I needed 1,400,000 and the...

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