Religious places in Africa
While West Africa isn't the most stressful or fast-paced destination, everybody needs some time to unwind once in a while. The best place for some peace and quiet in Togo is without a doubt the Benedictine Dzogbégan Monastery. Situated in picturesque surroundings, this Monastery is noteworthy because it is built entirely with local materials. Here guests sleep and eat with the monks - and should one wish, it's also possible to join the daily prayers. While the monks does offer some spiritual fulfillment, the real draw here is gastronomical. The monks and the nuns in another nearby monastery run an orchard and produce homemade jam, as well as coffee, honey and other treats. It's divine. But be careful with their cinnamon snaps – it can produce some God-awful hangovers.