Togo Warnings and Dangers

  • Warnings and Dangers
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  • Warnings and Dangers
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  • THE BORDER BETWEEN TOGO AND BENIN
    THE BORDER BETWEEN TOGO AND BENIN
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Togo Warnings and Dangers

  • FILL IN YOUR OWN FORMS AT THE BORDER !

    Most people would assume that a man standing with Immigration guards from 2 countries at the table where visas are issued would be an official. Especially when the man is handed the application form from the table and begins to fill out your form. Welcome to TOGO! The little bastard is someone's corrupt little friend and he is going to steal money...

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  • Give a little

    Porters and security guards are a thorough nuisance at Lome airport. Porters make off with your bags whether you want them to or not and then expect a tip. Security staff show a keen interest in watches and wallets and will try to suggest that you provide a little gift in order for safe passage on to the next stage of your check-in etc. Smile...

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  • Tie your goat on right!

    Be careful how you tie your goat. We saw this poor little unfortunate goat at a petrol station in Kara. He was placed on the roof of the mini bus with a rope around his neck tying him to the roof-rack. Goats may be the steadiest climbers on rocky hillsides, but they are not very good with moving vehicles. As soon the van started to drive off, the...

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  • Visa Problems

    While travelling from Ghana to Togo and from Benin to Togo, we faced problems at the border. The Togo border police demanded money on both occassions and since we did'nt know French we had a tough time convincing them. The border police demanded 20,000 CFA at the Benin side when the visa stamp was only for 10,000 CFA. We had made it a point that in...

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  • beach in Lomé

    The main beach in Lomé whilst being free from too much hassle during the day becomes very dangerous after 10 at night( because rackets, dealing and general aggro against whites) by local youths.

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  • French attitudes

    This isn't so much a warning as an account of my experiences. In other West African countries, I was generally quite impressed by the relationship between locals and expatriates. However, during my time in Lomé, I constantly encountered long-time French residents who made the most casually racist comments, and whose attitudes to local people were...

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  • Vaccination etc.

    1. Before going to Togo do not forget the vaccination. Once you are in Togo do not forget to take regularly the anti-malaric pills. Sometimes it is not very pleasant (nausea etc.) but surely it is clever.2. Calling home from Togo is expensif. Much more better is to use local Cyber-cafe. This is usually one room with a few PC station with Internet...

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