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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