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A landlocked country with few natural resources and one of the poorest economies in the world, Burkina Faso is nonetheless well known for its friendliness and optimism. It is easier to interact and get a sense of local culture in Burkina Faso than in some of the other West African countries.

Bobo-Dioulasso
, Burkina Faso’s second largest city, is also considered one of the nicest cities in West Africa, with its vibrant markets, traditional music, and colonial architecture.

Another colorful market is in Gorom Gorom, which attracts traders from many different cultures.

Venturing into Lobi country by Ghana will bring one into contact with the Lobi and their traditions. You can partake in the drinking of firewater while listening to traditional music at their cabarets. In Lobi country you can also visit the ruins at Loripeni, one of the few stone ruins in West Africa.

If you’re looking for more nature-oriented sights, don’t expect massive mountains, as Burkina Faso is quite flat. Do expect other types of beautiful sights, such as the 20-meter high Karfiguela Waterfalls – nestled among mango trees and sugarcane plantations (if it isn’t dry season).

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Tengrela is a nice place you really got to see if you ever go to Burkina Faso. It’s a country village which benefits from a lake where some hippopotamus have chosen to live. So with a little bit of chance, you might see them. Besides you can enjoy a trip on a local fishing boat or have a drink in local bars. If you want to stay overnight you can stay in a local rustic motel. Enjoy the trip. PS. Be nice to everyone because they are all part of my family :-)
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Ida
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Tengrela es un pequeño pueblo en el oeste de Burkina donde encontrareis una población de aldeanos acogedores, que sin duda os conducirán al lago donde hay hipopótamos. cuidado porque son especialmente visibles en la estación seca. A falta de ver a los hipopótamos, siempre puedes hacer un viaje alrededor del lago, disfrutar de collares naturales hechos con el lirio que es abundante. Hay espacio para acampar a orillas del lago, hay 2 o 3 locales en el pueblo uno de los cuales tiene alojamiento rústico. Es un lugar para ver si pasan por el país de los hombres honestos  
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FAN ICE!!!!!  Seriously if you're heading to Ghana, Togo or Burkina Faso you have to get into fan ice.  It's a wonderful cold treat on a hot day and you can choose between fanice (like vanilla ice-cream), fanyogo (frozen yogurt, comes in strawberry, vanilla or natural) or fanchoco (frozen chocolate milk).  They are served in little plastic tubes that you bite one corner off and suck the contents out and they are unbelievably good.  You'll often see boys peddling white carts around the street honking horns- they are selling fanice products- stop them, you won't regret it!  It's also available in many of the small supermarkets in Ouagadougou.
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