We finally arrived in Lomé around 5am. We were traveling with other volunteers and decided to go ahead a find our hotel and check in. We got to our hostel before the guard was even up. Good thing it isn’t tourist season, because it would have been a pain to search for a room in the rain and 6 am, after 24hours traveling on a bus, but we didn’t have a problem so we checked in and slept until noon. After finally making ourselves get up, we went to the beach. We laid around the rest of the day.
The next day started a week long rain fest. We spent all morning in the hotel reading, playing uno, or in the restaurant. We hoped the rain would let up after a while, but it went all day and didn’t stop, so we decided to just go out anyways to the beach. It was a bum day, but ended up being nice and relaxing. The next day we left really early to head to Benin, which isn’t far, but stinks if you have to ride in a crowded taxi with the windows up while it is raining.
Passing through the border was really easy. We got dropped off in Togo, got stamped out, then walked 3 feet and got stamped in to Benin. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be.
*All the facts were found in the Rough Guide and Lonely Planet Guide books
**On the Map, cities highlighted in purple are the places we visited.
Now I am back at site and planning some conferences. It’s also rainy season, which I love!!!! Well that’s all for now. Update later this month…..
I also updated Photos of the trip(the link is on the right of the screen)