Festivals

Atakpame to Kara Togo

Atakpame to Kara Togo
Atakpame, Togo West Africa
Saturday, July 7, 2007

I am going to Kara, Togo tomorrow, I will leave Atakpame, Togo very early, just as the sun rises, I believe this time is best time to catch public transportation in West Africa.



I was asked a reasonable question yesterday while chatting on yahoo messenger with a friend,
- What are you going to see there? -

I thought to myself,
- What a stupid questions. -

Then I realized, this is not a stupid question, this is a normal question, I am the one who is being little stupid. An empathy lapse, as I am a traveler, I cannot for the life of me figure a good reason to go anywhere anymore, other than I go, just seems like the right thing to do, not sure why though. Therefore why would I be crazy to waste my time thinking about why I am going.

I could not walk by an open door with out taking a peek inside, a long time ago in Antigua, Guatemala a girl from France, said,
- We travel until we know why we travel. -

I still do not know why I travel, I can give you thousands of reasons to travel and why not to travel, but to just say,
- I travel because of this reason…. X, that is a difficult question. -

Closest answer I can say is,
- I have nothing better to do. -

I have smelled a fight, boxing they say in French, however the word is lutte or wrestling, I was told for a week or something called Evala will occur. I do not want to spoil the boxing so I will stop thinking and get a real first impression and not a I-expected-to-see this impression, nothing like ruining a first impresion than to run it through a filter of guidebooks, website and gossip. I think the best tourist attractions are those you stumble upon by accident.
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evala

A good reason to go for long walks.

Atakpame to Kara Togo




Video of Togo Ceremony of Evala

Togo Ceremony of Evala

The young men of Kabye Ethnic group dancing before they go wrestle to honor their families and friends to become adults and able to marry. This dance was July of 2007 in the region of Kara, Togo as filmed by Andy of HoboTraveler.com

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Togo Ceremony of Evala