The Wild and Crazy Entry on Motocycle into City of Lome Togo
If you're still in that hotel, you should do a quick video to show us what a brand new hotel room in West Africa looks like.
This sucks, I made a video of the room, or thought I made a video of the room. I think I clicked on record, and it did not record. My eyes, and brain are slowing. I know I made one, I will keep looking for it. I more or less promised to show videos of every Hotel I enter. The hotel was excellent, 8000 CFA, AC, big bed, but I only stayed in that one for 1 night because the distance from my reason to be there was too far on Motorcycle taxi. Plus the girl I went to meet was trying to hide me there, and she went the wrong way. When you go to meet a girl, they sometimes try to get us to stay in secret hotel, so their friends will never know they came to visit.
I assume this is someone you had a previous relationship with and trusted? Following someone you recently met into an unknown area can be very dangerous, simple tourist mistake. Good addition to your travel quizzes.
This is not so dangerous, these were extremely wide dirty road, so extremely safe, but most anything looks dangerous from the frame of reference of American. Flagging down a taxi is safer, then one arrange by a friend. If you are alone with driver, or sharing with a group, then safe. If there is just one other person in the car, that can be dangerous. If you leave, and another person jumps in, that is dangerous. Sitting in the middle is more dangerous than with your hand on the handle, going slow is always safer, then fast. Yesterday, I got on a motorcycle taxi, and jumped off within 10 feet. Have readers stopped a friend driving drunk and got out the car, or do you just chance it? It is about boundaries, and stopping idiots. but as for trust, not sure who I trust until after a couple of years hanging out. So, I guess I have nobody I trust abroad, maybe Bjorn in Norway. But, following a beautiful girl around big cities does have rewards.
Many a guy has followed a beautiful woman around the wrong corner and found themselves robbed, attacked, and worse. You mentioned you didn't know where you were as you were following her, danger could have been around any corner and you wouldn't know until it was too late. A calculated risk that I have also taken, just wanted to add a word of caution that situational awareness is always required.