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Voodoo gets a bad wrap in Hollywood flicks. It's often depicted with stick pin dolls and black magic. In reality, voodoo or voudun as its known in West Africa is a religion, that's accompanied by a variety of rituals.

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And for those who might wish to explore voodoo in that context, there's the Cradle of Voodoo Tour. The British tourism agency Explore! offers a cultural excursion to the countries of Benin, Togo, and Burkina Faso.

The first stop is a chance to see voodoo customs up close at what's called a fetish market - it's located right in the heart of the capital of Togo.

And the name of that capital city IS?

The Cradle of Voodoo tour we told you about in today's Geo Quiz takes visitors through the West African countries of Benin, Burkina Faso and Togo. Travel writer Mike Carter went along on a recent voodoo tour.

Mike Carter getting up close and personal with sacred crocodiles, Bazoule, Burkina FasoMike Carter getting up close and personal with sacred crocodiles, Bazoule, Burkina Faso

He says it really gets underway in a dusty side street in Togo at the voodoo fetish market in the capital, Lome. Lome is the answer to our Geo Quiz.

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