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Enjoy the Bizarre and Unusual in Lome, Togo

Posted on 08/29/2017

Most travelers are drawn into the numerous attractions, beautiful sights, and natural wonders of a country, city or place. There are places though, that offer unique experiences that will satisfy your longing for the unusual or bizarre. If you are that traveler, you must put Lome, Togo, on top of your list. It is where you will find the Marché des Féticheurs also known as the Akodessewa Fetish Market, the biggest voodoo market in the world!

The capital and the largest city in Togo, Lome is the country’s economic, industrial and administrative center. The city was once known as the “Paris of Africa" because the country was once ruled by the French and there are still reminders of this period in Lome. The Lomé-Tokoin Airport is your gateway to the city.

There are numerous attractions you can enjoy in the city including the Musée National which is where to go to learn more about the country’s culture and history, Lomé or the Robinson-Plage beaches where you can cool down, the Monument de l'independence which symbolizes Togo's independence from the French, and the Grand Marche where you can shop for souvenirs. The highlight of your trip must be a visit to the Marché des Féticheurs also known as the Akodessewa Fetish Market. It is the biggest voodoo market in the world, as such, you get to see so many bizarre and unusual things including monkey heads, boa constrictor skins, dried hyena heads, elephant tail bones, baby crocodiles, antelope skulls, and an array of potions, the most popular of which, is a love potion made from ground-up chameleon and Chanel No. 5!

Lome might not be your usual destination, it a city that will bewitch you with its charm, magic and mysticism. Conquer your fear of the unknown in Lome!

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