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TOGO


Location - West Africa; Capital - Lome; Population - 7 million; Currency - CFA Franc

From Ada in Ghana I crossed the border at Aflao and headed for Lake Togo in November 2005.

 

togonoteThe West African CFA Franc is used by all French West African countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo15The bungalows at L'Auberge du Lac, on the shores of Lake Togo

 

 

 

togo11Lake Togo from the grounds of L'Auberge du Lac

 

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togo20Peeking through the trees to Lake Togo, L'Auberge du Lac

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo16L'Auberge du Lac, Lake Togo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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togo23The lagoon at Aneho, the former capital of Togo

 

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togo21Aneho is set on either side of a lagoon

 

 

togo24Fishing on Lake Togo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo30A pirogue ride away from L'auberge du Lac is the voodoo town of Togoville

 

 

togo29Togoville's German built cathedral was visited by Pope Jean-Paul II

 

 

togo31A voodoo shrine at Togoville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo32Sacred iroko trees, Togoville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo33A shrine at a voodoo temple in Togoville

 

 

togo34In the Maison Royal a photo of former President Eyadema, who died in 2005, hangs above the throne of the former chief of the Mlapa dynasty, Togoville

 

 

togo4 The Marche des Feticheurs is Lome's voodoo fetish market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo6The Marche des Feticheurs sells a variety of animal skins and bones.
They are used as ingredients in powders and amulets, amongst others, which are imbued with spirits for protection/power etc - Lome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo8Marche des Feticheurs, Lome

 

 

togo9Marche des Feticheurs, Lome

 

 

togo10A useless photo of the fetish/voodoo priest at the Marche des Feticheurs, Lome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo3Boulevard de la Marina, on Lome's seafront

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

togo37I left Lome for Kpalime and then took a moped through lovely mountainous scenery west of Adeta to the Ghanaian border at Yikpa Dafo

 

 

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LINKS

www.togo-tourisme.com - Togo tourist board, in French only

www.republicoftogo.com - also in French only

http://wikitravel.org/en/Togo - Wikipedia on Togo

 

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