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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

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

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

Porto Novo – Capital of Benin

Located about an hour away from Cotonou, Porto Novo is the second largest city in Benin as well as it capital. The name came from the Portuguese colons that lived … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 8 Comments

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

Amazons, the warriors of Benin.

From the 17th century until the end of the 19th century, there was an incredible army of women warriors named the Amazons. The Amazons, also known as the Mino or … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Unseen Benin, untouched culture.

The Republic of Benin, formally known as Kingdom of Dahomey, is a small country located on the West coast of Africa whose capital is Porto Novo. With an estimated population … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 2 Comments