Rogue Travelers of the planet, I am giving notice, Kara, Togo is Expat Heaven, it is time to come, before everyone has has "The Map."
Expat Heaven is Kara Togo West Africa
My best friends in life are rogues who do not want to claim any country. You know who you are, and I am giving you what’s up notice, Kara, Togo is on my short list of best places to hang out on planet earth, it is time to get your butt over here.
Americans can get a visa on arrival, and they issue us a one-year visa.
What am I saying?
This is similar to a “Babe Alert.” This is me giving you “The Map,” I want you to come here before it is spoiled. The plot of the movie “The Beach,” by Alex Garland revolved around one central theme,
“There is paradise, and do not give anyone the map to it.”
And, in reality,
“Everyone shares the map with their friends.”
And, the truth is this, generally only the rogue traveler, those who wander about the planet, free of social constraints will understand this post. Most rogue travelers are good people, they do not hide, they do not want to be famous, and they are just out and about, on a world walkabout.
There is travel slang, maybe jargon, these rogue travelers are people who go way beyond one or two countries, and they are the group called:
“After the Philippines.”
Where do you go after you understand that Panama is for hiding money, not for living? And you figured out Ecuador is just for the “International Lying” people who just got off the turnip truck group?
Yes, for those of you in Medellin, Colombia, I am talking to you, and then Kara, Togo is calling.
After you did the clichés, then where do you go? This notice is for the “After” group, the men on the planet who go anywhere they want.
Kara, Togo is extremely, abnormally safe, I mean, you would have to leave money on the table outside overnight to get robbed. But, it is still the place where your friends, family and associate tell you not go, but you go anyway, and are baffles why they just do not get it!
An 11 dollar AC Hotel Room, with 20 cent motorcycle taxis, with a strip of bars down the street. This is like big game hunting, you can go after the big five. But this is not the place for newbies, this is off the grid, no-mans land, and strangely safe enough for my Mother.
This is "GFE, not PSE," and I hope for sure you do not understand those two acronyms, if so, then you are up to no good. How do I know, well, I am always surrounded by off the wall rogues, and I learn by osmosis. I am allowing you to read between the lines, I want you to know this is not Kansas.
I despise Pataya and Angeles City, this is a nice place, but better, so do not be creepy.
This is more about Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind...
Here are few famous rogue travelers photos below.
You got me convinced, I guess I belong to the "after" group. Never heard/saw the "PSE" abbreviations before, just found out.....haha I learned something new today, must be teenagers that come up with these abbreviations. I think I will visit kara this comming november or december, I was planning to visit south ghana that time but am now convinced I will visit Togo as well, so hard to find a new spot that is not already spoiled. I am just concerned about the heat....how warm does it get in Kara? trying to search the net, but I keep getting different results on the climate there. I realise you are not a travel agent :-) but do you happen to know if it is possible to get a 14-21 day visa upon arrival at the ghana togo boarder? I am a Danish passport holder (EU). All the best. Perhaps I will se you there.
I do not know on the Danish, but for an America, we can NOT get a visa on arrival at the Ghana border. It just be got before, and the silly Ghana embassy in Lome, Togo will not allow me to get one there either. I got one a year ago in Senegal, and one to Ghana in Cote d'Ivoire. Take great care with the Visas, I quadruple check them.
The temperature of Ghana are about the same, Kara is 301 meter, so maybe cooler than the coast.
Ho Ghana is about the same as Kara, and Natitingou Benin or Kpalime, Togo.
Lome, Togo - Cape Coast and Accra, Ghana are at sea level, and are the have the "urban heat island" problem.
Bolgatanga, Ghana is nice at 180 Meters, but up in the country.
Kara on Wiki
Hi Andy: Have you met any American families living off the grid in the countries where you've traveled and are you still in touch with them? I'm searching for families who have chosen this life style, to discuss their possible participation on a television documentary project.
Thanks! Have a great weekend, Barbara from Espiritus Productions