Backpacking in Togo: Touring Togoville and the Shrine to Pope John Paul II

Backpacking in Togo: Touring Togoville and the Shrine to Pope John Paul II

Togoville is a lakeside town in southern Togo, lying on the northern shore of Lake Togo which we visted as part of our trip to Togo and Benin in 2018. It was originally known as Togo, then Togoville and later of course is how the country of Togo took its name. Togo took its name Read more about Backpacking in Togo: Touring Togoville and the Shrine to Pope John Paul II[…]

Crossing Lake Togo from (Unknown southern town) to Togoville

Backpacking in Togo: Crossing Lake Togo to Togoville

“It really really really could happen” – Damon Albarn. One of the most remarkable sights in Togo is Lake Togo. It is a natural lake in the east of the country. While staying in Coco Beach Hotel just East of Lome, I organised a guided tour with well known tour guide Jeremies. Jeremies and our Read more about Backpacking in Togo: Crossing Lake Togo to Togoville[…]

Bottom 7 Countries to Backpack In From My Round the World Journey

“You’re turning every modern theory on its head” – Super Furry Animals. Travel is a journey that takes us to many different places around the world. Not all of them are inspiring, some of them are painful memories, some are bad timing, some bad luck, some bad judgement. Many of them are surprising places that Read more about Bottom 7 Countries to Backpack In From My Round the World Journey[…]

Backpacking in Togo: Top 6 Sights In Lomé, The Capital

Backpacking in Togo: Top 6 Sights In Lomé, The Capital

“I bless the rains down in Africa” – Toto. I toured the vivacious capital of Togo with my Polish friend Malina. It was my first time in Togo, my 7th time in Africa and it was a whirlwind trip where we also toured Lake Togo, Coco Beach and Togoville. On the same trip, we border Read more about Backpacking in Togo: Top 6 Sights In Lomé, The Capital[…]

Staying in Paradise at the Coco Beach Hotel, Togo

Staying in Paradise at the Coco Beach Hotel, Togo

“We sat and watched the sun go down. We picked a star before we lost the moon. Youth is wasted on the young; before you know it’s been and gone too soon ” – Robbie Williams. Togo is for sure one of the world’s hidden gems. It’s a country which inexplicably loses visiting numbers to Read more about Staying in Paradise at the Coco Beach Hotel, Togo[…]

Backpacking in Togo: Touring the World's Largest Fetish Market in Akodessawa, Lomé

Backpacking in Togo: Touring the World’s Largest Voodoo Market in Akodessawa, Lomé

“I can feel you watching, even when you’re nowhere to be seen, I can feel you touching, even when you’re far away from me” – 5 Seconds of Summer. Arrival in Togo in October 2018 meant a sixth visit to Africa for me and my third time in West Africa. I was travelling with my Read more about Backpacking in Togo: Touring the World’s Largest Voodoo Market in Akodessawa, Lomé[…]

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