travel42 Port Guide: Lome

Lome travel42 Port of Call Guide

The highlights of this capital city (pop. 865,000) are its lovely colonial buildings and its palm-fringed golden-sand beaches (though we wouldn't swim in the water—the ocean is literally the toilet of the poorer Togolese). The city is also one of the most exciting nightlife centers in West Africa. Radios of the street vendors fill the night air with African music.

Start a day in Lome by watching the fishermen on the beaches preparing to go out to sea—or end it with their return, as they unload...

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