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  • 2012 C8 OCEAN PRINCESS - BENIN ===COTONOU - BENIN - STILL NOT WITH ME?=== NEXT DOOR TO NIGERIA IN WEST AFRICA. WITH ME NOW? OK - NEVER MIND - LOOK IT UP LATER, GETTING REVED UP & IN WE GO.... IT W Posted by hasbeen in MOSTLY CRUISING | Apr 16, 2012
  • Christmas in JulyHello again! It is Christmas here in Africa, and it feels more like July than it does December! (Although I am not complaining about the lack of snow :)) Today's post is just a quick message (I am a bit tired from Posted by JessyB in Benin | Dec 25, 2011
  • A New ExperienceBonjour to all my friends and family! Just did my laundry here... by hand! (no washing machines for those of you wondering) We will see how it turned out later today (by the way, it is about 1:30 pm here in Benin) Yesterday Posted by JessyB in Benin | Dec 23, 2011
  • We have arrived!Hello from AFRICA!!!!! On Sunday we finally arrived in Benin (Africa) after nearly 24 hours of travelling! [SIDE NOTE: as I am typing this, a bird just flew into the house over my head...] Culture shock number 1: The Cotonou, Benin Posted by JessyB in Benin | Dec 20, 2011
  • Nigerian Visa Part II – You Can Get It If You Really Want“I can help you get a Nigerian visa!” The words sounded sweet, but it wasn't the first time we had heard someone promise to help us to get the elusive document. But when Prince, a Nigerian living in Cotonou mentioned Posted by Kristi D in African Dreams | Aug 29, 2010
  • Cotonou – Africa's Hotel California (You Can Never Leave)It is widely known (and accepted) that in Africa, transportation works differently than in Europe or North America. Taxis are replaced by motorcycles. Minibuses and bush taxis leave when they're full, not when you're ready. Buses leave pretty much when Posted by Kristi D in African Dreams | Aug 28, 2010
  • Porto Novo – A Glimpse of Life in A Dead TownThe capital of Benin is a small, dusty, and pretty much dead place. There's really nothing going on. Even the sidewalk bars that open at night are lifeless. There may be people drinking and some music playing, but everyone looks Posted by Kristi D in African Dreams | Aug 28, 2010
  • Cotonou – A Poor Man's Motor CityIt took a moment to realize that I wasn't in France or Senegal, or somewhere in between. And that the hundreds of motorcycles coming towards me at break-neck speed were not part of the Paris-Dakar motorcycle rally, they were just Posted by Kristi D in African Dreams | Aug 28, 2010
  • Grand Popo – Bob Marley is alive and well and lives in BeninOn the shoreline between Lome and Cotonou, just east of the Benin border, lies the beach paradise of Grand Popo. Miles and miles of white, sandy beaches dotted with palm trees that cast a cooling shade on the few tourist Posted by Kristi D in African Dreams | Aug 16, 2010
  • Benin and Burkina FasoThe last couple of weeks in Benin and the first week in Burkina Faso were quite trying for us, and most people would probably say that we have been quite unlucky, and others may even go as far as to Posted by SunReg in Exploring West Africa | Nov 21, 2008
  • BeninWe met Sunes' father Karl in Lomé (Togo) the 27th of September at one of his former colleagues, Christa, where we had spent a couple of nights. This was the beginning of an overwhelming luxury we faced for most of Posted by SunReg in Exploring West Africa | Nov 21, 2008
  • http://wywhafrica.travellerspoint.comSince the website travelblogue is not working, Sim and I have decided to start a new blog with all our stories in one place...busy writing our Senegal installment and trying to find an internet connection fast enough to upload photos...but Posted by EmmylouSA in In the beginning.. | Jul 17, 2007

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