Training in Lomé

The next phase of training took place in the coastal city of Lomé, the capital of Togo. 

When I hear about the Americanization of capital cities all over the world, I do not think about Lomé.  This is a colorful African city, polylingual, polyrhythmic, with open-air markets, open sewers, cheap taxis, spicy street food, and open-air cafés serving hot brochettes with big, green bottles of cold beer. 

There are several multi-star hotels on the beach for the tourists but most of the city is for the Togolese.

I didn't keep a journal again until I was officially sworn in as a Peace Corps Volunteer.  Here are excerpts from letters written in Lomé during training. 

Teaching in Lomé

A Place to Teach

Living in Lomé


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