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Many visas and a maniac truck driver (Togo)

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From Wli we crossed at a tiny border post into Togo early in the morning. The Togolese police guy slowly appeared from his hut and unlocked the gate for us. Because he had so much natural authority he had no need to wear a uniform and instead showed off his large beer belly that sneaked out from under his once…

Day 54…Lome to Bamako- Keeping a low profile in the friendliest country to date.

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Ani Soko Ma, (Bamara- Good Morning)
My route over the last 2 weeks.

Before you shake youre head and brand me a lazy blogger on vacation who has complete disregard for his small amount of followers, let me try and explain the reason for my absolute lack of updates over the last 2 weeks.
As I met up with Dave…

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…

Merry Christmas from Lome!

Day 98-101: Enjoying the Lome expat life
Luckily Vivian was in town and happy to invite us to stay at her place. We still had to get there though and it was already 2.30 PM. Tomas read in the LP that they would stop issuing visas at the border at 5 so we were cutting it close. As Tomas has…