We continued to the north of Togo, passing by Kabye-tribe villages, to arrive in Kara. We saw an announcement of a New Years Eve party therefore we went to this music festival. Thousands of Togolese people were dancing and singing and because we were the only Europeans we got the privilege of being seated right in front of the stage with the big crowd partying behind us.
At midnight the president of Togo showed up and gave a speech for the crowd. I continued partying until early morning in one of the local bars.
The Togolese people were so friendly and fun to have around. I regret that my level of French limited me to have basic conversations with them.
To my surprise I got recognised by locals because they had seen me at the festival which was broadcasted on national television. With so few tourists in the country my bold white head had been easy to recognize for them :-)