Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Benin

On my latest west Africa trip, we visited Togo and Benin while also veering across the border (yet unvisiting) Ghana. In Benin, we visited 4 main cities – ee toured Cotonou in some detail as well as backpacking the UNESCO world heritage site at Abomey, the slave history at Ouidah and the capital city of Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 5 Bars in Benin[…]

Backpacking in Benin: Top 8 Sights In Cotonou

Backpacking in Benin: Top 8 Sights In Cotonou

“Under neon loneliness; motorcycle emptiness” – Manic Street Preachers. Benin’s largest city, Cotonou is a sprawling fast-paced affair drenched in predictable West African mayhem. There is no exit door, once you’ve dumped your backpack in this monster. Don’t even think about it. Despite not holding capital city status, it’s the blood sucking beast of the Read more about Backpacking in Benin: Top 8 Sights In Cotonou[…]

Backpacking in Benin: The Stupid Insulin Scammer in Cotonou

I’m posting this not just to tell our story but to help fellow tourists who visit Benin. There are scams, liars, cheats, frauds and rip off merchants all over the world but West Africa is notorious for it. We were backpacking in Benin recently and here is just one example of a liar, cheat and Read more about Backpacking in Benin: The Stupid Insulin Scammer in Cotonou[…]

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