My first experience with West Africa was Togo. And I was truly impressed and surprised. At that time, the country was a source of stability and peace in the region. And visiting villages brought very special experiences with it. After having travelled extensively in Europe, this was a completely different world, exciting, and it really opened the rest of the world to me.
But I will mainly remember the country because I had a very serious attack of malaria here. While staying for a few months, I slowly felt weaker and weaker. At a certain point I was not even able to get out of the bed anymore, because I was too dizzy. When measuring the temperature, it was 41.6 Celsius! Fortunately, friends of mine were able to carry me to a local private hospital.
After a lot of medicines to get the fever down, I had to lay down for 4 more days with an infusion. The worst part was that I was offered many nice meals, but I was simply not able to eat the meals once they were placed in front of me. I am still thankful to the doctors who managed to cure me. It was a real close call...
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