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The Traditional Dances of Benin

Benin, a country with a multitude of ethnic group, has various interesting and unique traditional dances. Each dances can be linked to the heritage from which that ethnic group comes … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · 6 Comments

Profile of Benin – Benin 101

The Republic of Benin , independent since 1960 ( former French colony of Dahomey since 1899 ), is located in the tropics between the equator and the Tropic of Cancer. … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · 3 Comments

Visit Benin – Best Travel Tips

Benin Practical Visit Advices There are many airlines from France, the United States or Belgium that are going to Benin. Depending where you’re coming from, the trip can last anywhere … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Béhanzin, The Last King of Dahomey, Benin

” Clever, vindictive, an excessive pride ” are  qualifiers used by the enemies of Africa to describe the king Behanzin. This reflect the strong character of this giant who was … Continue reading

April 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

Vodun Festival in Ouidah

  January 10th is a holiday in Benin when the Vodun Festival takes place. It’s one of the most celebrated holiday as there are many Beninese that practice Vodun. It … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Temple of Python in Ouidah

The Temple Of Python An interesting and historical sight to visit in Benin is in the Python Temple in the town of Ouidah. There is and interesting story behind how … Continue reading

March 22, 2014 · 7 Comments

La Porte Du Non Retour – The Door of No Return

Benin is one of the places on the Western Coast of Africa that was involved on the slave trade. Ouidah (We-DAH) , a historical town with lots of cultural richness, … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · 7 Comments