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"There is nothing more powerful than an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo.

"What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it, to tell the tale." Living to Tell the Tale - Gabriel García Márquez.

"They never taught wandering in any school I attended. ... they never taught the art of writing a book, either. It's all so mysterious."
"Wandering is an art in itself. Wandering and writing don't mix"
"Writing demands commitment and if one thing your wanderer is allergic to is that very quality of commitment, for once one is committed he runs that very risk of failure ..." Wanderer - Sterling Hayden.

"Photography enables you to grasp a place first time round. ... Photography is a means of exploration, it's a vital part of travel, almost as essential as a car or a plane. " - Wim Wenders.

"The worst prejudice we acquire during our youth is the idea that life is serious. Children have the right instincts: they know that life is not serious, and treat it as a game..." , Egon Friedell.

"How far you gonna go. Before you lose your way back home" - Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around The World, Achtung Baby, U2.

"If you want to be a hero well just follow me." - Working Class Hero, John Lennon.

"When I think of all the things I have done, I know that it's only just begun." - I love you, Lou Reed.

"One does not escape the Sahara - the Sahara let's you go or not" - Touareg.

"Planet earth is blue and there`s nothing I can do" - This is Ground Control to Major Tom, David Bowie.

"Glory for the crazy people/in this stupid world" - Ahmed Fouad Negm. > journey > africa > ghana-togo-benin

Church, and beach, and repairs.

Map of Ghana, Togo and Benin.

Ghanaian, Togolese and Beninese Highlights.

Pictures link to stories!

pipona beach, Grand-Popo, Benin.
Pipona, Apr 2009.
Children fetch water, Ghana, Lake Volta.
Lake Volta, children fetch water, Apr 2009.
Beaches in Ghana.
Beaches and Palms and sunsets, Mar 2009.
Extracting white palm oil.
Palm Oil Cooking, Mar 2009.
Elmina Castle.
Elmina Castle, Mar 2009.

Of Fufu and Palava and Banku.

Beers in Ghana

There is really just Star Beer in Ghana, cold filtered premium quality whatever, nice when cold in 65cl bottles. Gulder is more like lemonade, Club very often comes without bubbles and Stone usually not avail. The Stouts, Castle and Guinesse, all in bottles.

Beers in Togo

The old Flag and Castel are back. Ecu Bavaria, pils BB 5.1%, Awooyo 4.7%, brown/golden, slightly bitter no bubbles.

Beers in Benin

La Beninoise

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Highlights. Images are linked to the story behind.

Benin, beach sunset.
Beach Grand-Popo, Apr2009.
Ghana Swaying palm trees.
Slavery and beaches, Mar2009. > journey > africa > ghana-togo-benin

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