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Day 41…Douala to Accra to Lome- Going local!

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Hi Guys,
Sorry for the slow blog. I had a couple of, lets call it interesting days.
My route

I left Douala relieved that I was on my way again. Not my favourite means of travel but at least making some ground after being stuck in Douala. I left Foyer du Marin and headed for the airport. The bike left…

The voodoo of Hollywood movies

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2 April 2013 Jeffrey de Visser
Natitingou, Atakora, Benin.
We entered Benin through a minor border crossing, because the main border with Nigeria (Seme) was meant to be a nightmare. We then drove from Lagos to Cotonou in one day and spent two nights with Sander, a Dutch guy living with his family in the city. The next day we took the “route de…

Corruption for dummies

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Cotonou, Littoral Department, Benin.
Roadblocks, otherwise known as checkpoints, are a daily occurrence on the roads in Central and West Africa. In fact they’re as common as the corruption that keeps them going, unfortunately. We will briefly try to explain the process and provide the reader with several tips on to how to negotiate them without paying a bribe.
First of all,…