My Adventure in Benin

My Adventure in Benin

Benin is definitely one of the best West african Country for Solo female traveler. Since Martine and I always needed do our own stuff, I was on my own again to travel to this wonderful country. I met so many great people who helped me with everything because I do not speak a word of French. I am really really so grateful for every single one of them:) Below are some of my beautiful experiences in Benin-

appliquy
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Abomey, Benin

Abomey, Benin

Abomey to me is an orange town-although it’s the former capital of the ancient Dahomey Kingdom. Almost everything over there is orange in color-including the shirt of the “taxi moto”:P

royal palace in abomey
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Ganvie, Benin

Ganvie, Benin

Stilt villages were built in Lake Nokwe where people in the old days tried to escape enslavement by the Kings of Dahomey. The Dahomey believed a terrible demon lived in the lake, and their ruthless warriors dared not set foot in its waters. The Tofinu had finally found their peace, and were determined to hang on to it.Funny things was when I went to Abomey-the former capital of the ancient kingdom of Dahomey, the law of Dahomey at the Royal palace stated that no one should sell their own people as slave!!! Shamed on the King for selling their Own people!! Everyone should know that although European are responsible of the brutal Slave Trade, but that would never be possible if no LOCAL people betrayed and sold their own People!!

to ganvie, benin
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Grand Popo, Benin

Grand Popo, Benin

Grand Popo of Benin have nice beaches, nice resort s.If you are looking for a beach vacation in an exotic place, Grand Popo might be the place……although I will not come all the way to Benin for that:P

benin, africa
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Ouidah, Benin

Ouidah, Benin

Quidah is the birthplace of Voodoo, so they say. Before I hit sub-sahara, I already heard so many things From Martine regarding the Black Magic in cameroon. she told me her family would hang Their Ancestor’s skulls in the living room and worship them. She found it really disturbing. However, after I visit Quidah, I found out Voodoo is more than Black Magic or Human Skull worshipping. It truly amazing to find out the meaning of it although I was pretty scared at the beginning:P

edgymix at quidah, benin

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