I celebrated by 21st birthday in Togo on May 8th! Traveling to Togo marked it as my third West African country that I have seen within my past year abroad. I went with five other girls in the CIEE program but it was not a CIEE scheduled trip. We stayed in Lomé, the capital of Togo, for a total of four days and three nights. It was not to difficult to travel to Togo. We took a tro-tro (public transport bus) to the Togo/Ghana border and paid around $20 for a 7-day tourist visa. While in Togo, we were able to visit a popular market (not the infamous Akodessewa Fetish Market (Voodoo market), Monument de l’independence (Independence Monument), and spent the rest of our time at the nearby beach and walking around the neighborhood. I had a good time and very memorable 21st birthday! I also managed to snag some photos!
The trip was fun aside from a few struggles. I definitely plan to visit Togo again to do some shopping and visit the beach again! This was a very special birthday and I will always remember it. Right now, I am back in Ghana and getting ready to wrap up the semester. I have three more finals and then I’m off to America! BUT, I have another big announcement that I will be making next week.