Having bought bus tickets on Rakieta bus line day before and got seats up front(ye!), we hiked to the station at 7 and bus left at 7:30 on time...very comfortable ride other than too little leg room for me, but far nicer than ride up on tro tro. Arr in Lome at 2 and went to French consulate to ck on Djibouti visas(return tomor at 8). Ckd in at Hotel le Galion(nice old French home), did banking exchg of Cedi(Ghana money to CFA), confirmed our Air Ethiopia tickets for the 5th & Bon called Todd. Todd will not be coming to Addis Abbaba as planned, do not know what his plans are for now!
Today (11th) we went to French consulate at 8, got the sad news that no visa is to be had here, at least not quickly(2 to3 months maybe?? I dont think we will wait, ha).