February 08, 2007 GMT
Togo & Benin aka voodooland

We meander through Togo & Benin, homeland to Voodoo or locally known as juju & back to Franco phone speaking country. We discover Fan milk bicycle riders with delicious icecream on the go, which is a great way to beat the swealtering heat! We rest in Lome for 5 days visiting Toni Togo daily to fiddle with the bikes to make them into tip top shape & purchasing brand new tyres! We meet inspiring Michel, listening to his stories about being one of the first Africans to ride in the Paris to Dakar.


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Riding pass the usually loaded trucks

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Fanmilk Icecream on the go

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joke we played on Del

We discuss the direction of our route through Africa, with concerns about entering Nigeria. Most people we've met have warn us DON'T GO THERE, avoid it! Hearing frightening first hand stories about why we shouldn't go.. and be extremely careful!!! So what do we do? find an alternative route or we find out for ourselves why this country gets such a bad reputation........ we decide the latter to spice up our adventure!


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We are on our way to NIgeria!


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Dereck, me, Michel & Rob at Toni Togo

Posted by Amy Lee at February 08, 2007 04:49 PM GMT
 
 

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