We couldn't stop laughing when "Chasing Pavement" started playing on Kelly's iPod just past the halfway point of our trek across Togo two weeks ago. I'm not sure why we thought it would be a good idea to attempt to walk 35 miles without stopping, but let's be honest, how often do you get to say you walked across an entire country in a day? One group from the ship had already tried and failed, so that made the challenge all the more enticing.
The plan: touch the Ghana border, walk across Togo, touch the Benin border. We named it the Trans Togo Trek. (I know, we're dorks.)
leaving the ship at 4:45 a.m.