Monthly Archives: December 2012

Togo by night

By the time we leave from the border night has fallen. I’m back in the middle of the last line of chairs. Long waits, it still being hot and it being even more packed and crowded, make that I feel … Continue reading

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Welcome to Togo

I’ve crossed quite a few borders and no two border crossings were the same. Some were easy, some were challenging, others were a lot of fun. The border crossing from Burkina Faso to Togo added a new experience. I was … Continue reading

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It’s all about the right time

Sometimes in life it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Having applied for a visa for Togo and Benin the day before, I couldn’t resist stepping by Ouagadougou’s immigration office when we passed by. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Africa’s cleanest city

Coming straight from Europe I hadn’t really noticed it at first. Apparently I had so gotten used again to clean streets, that it seemed normal for the streets of Ouagadougou to be clean too. And if it weren’t for Yves … Continue reading

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Crocodile Country

Crocodiles… there is something about these huge reptiles that impresses me and fills me with immense respect, resulting in a desire to not disturb them! Crocodiles are considered sacred animals in several areas in West Africa. I know of some … Continue reading

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The King has passed away

A deserted feeling surrounds the royal palace in Kokologho. A little bit disappointed we stand in front of the closed gate. No children are to be seen running around, just a few adults walking around. A neighboring woman with a … Continue reading

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Back on African soil

I breath in the air, a sultry midnight breeze touches my skin, taxi drivers, phone card sellers and money-dealers swarm around me looking for a chance to earn some money. Looking around for Ibrahim, I take in all the impressions, … Continue reading

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