January 21, 2012. After wonderful holidays in Ghana we've made our way through Togo and Benin to Nigeria, or rather straight to Abuja. In Abuja we're staying at the Sheraton Hotel (of course). But seriously: seems like the only good place to
2012-01-12 - Lac Nokoue, Benin, a set on Flickr. There are a few towns named Ganvie on Lake Nokoue. The people moved here generations ago to flee from fighting on the lake shores. Their houses are built on stilts. And all
2012-01-10 - Vodon ceremony, Benin, a set on Flickr. At the night of our visit to Grand Popo there was a huge party with music and dance and fetishes being handed around. The sights and sounds were amazing.
2012-01-10 - Grand Popo, Benin, a set on Flickr. We arrived in Benin just in time for the annual vodon holiday. Vodon is the origin of the Caribbean voodoo religion and still very much present in Togo and Benin. As you
2012-01-10 - Heve, Benin, a set on Flickr. We got an intimate tour of Heve. Not only did our guide point us to several vodon shrines but he also took us to a priest. There we received a protective potion to