I order a spaghetti with one egg in the early morning. The sun is up already, letting me sweat and searching for a shadow. The heat is playing with my appetite, as I can’t finish the meal. Back on the bike, it sometimes feel as if the heat becomes more […]Read More
Cycle Guide Togo
A small, but long country. Pass through it in one day, or explore the inner depths more inland. The country offers an interesting history of their Voodoo religion. The people are very friendly, but also very poor. You can expect some begging.
|Language||French, local languages|
|Currency||CFA (2019: €1 = CFA 655)|
|Religion||Islam, Christianity, Voodoo|
|GDP-rank||#182 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
Possible, but there are lots of people everywhere, so consider asking permission first.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Most cities have accommodation. Room with fan should be around 5.000 CFA, with AC a bit more. Expect bucket showers.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chances are somewhere in Lome.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Omeltte+bread / Spaghetti (±800CFA)
- Local food: Fufu, Akume
- Local drink: Palm wine
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.
In the morning I crossed the border from Ghana to Togo. Happy as I was, I could use my drone again, and so I did. Someone must have seen me and told it to the police at a checkpoint. When I arrived there they searched my bags untill they found […]Read More