Category Archives: Papillon Reizen

First times

Do you remember the first time you saw an asphalt road? Or the first time you saw a multiple story building? Probably not, since you were raised in an environment where these were so common that you have known them … Continue reading

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Post office challenges

Heaving a deep sigh, she bends her head over the scale. It is rather worn out and it’s probably not her first challenge with the oh so necessary piece of post office equipment. It’s not the first time I’m witnessing … Continue reading

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Timbuktu can wait

‘Look, that’s the travel agency, who refused to organize our trip to Timbuktu’, Ibrahim recently overheard a traveler say to his travel companion when walking past our office in Ségou. Quite regularly people contact us to inquire about the possibilities … Continue reading

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Visiting the King

When being on a voyage of discovery in Africa, lots of things, especially the unexpected are likely to happen. Visiting an area that in previous times was known for its huge iron ovens, we decide to pay it a visit … Continue reading

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Forbidden!

‘It’s forbidden. It’s forbidden’, the girl whispers, gesturing us to walk faster. Some days just turn out to be very different from what you’d thought they would be, like the day I woke up in a hotel in a Togolese … Continue reading

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Being negative…

One of the attendants of the voodoo festival in Aneho is a man, who has painted his entire body in bright green with yellow and red decorations, presenting the Togolese flag. His act is quite a funny one. Or should … Continue reading

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Diving into local culture

By the time we leave for Aneho I’ve only spent about 24 hours in Togo, but it feels much longer. Togo has been added to the shortlist of countries I instantly felt at home and at ease. Based on so … Continue reading

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