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End december 2003 I arrived in Benin at New -Years eve, travelling from Togo to Nigeria.
We spent a few days at the coast west of Cotonou.
After Ouida (the voodoo centre and former slave trade centre of the country) and Cotonou (the biggest city, where we had to arrange our visa) at the coast, we visited Ganvie and Ketou.
One of the most known places in Benin is the fishing village Ganvie, built on stilts in a lagoon north of Cotonou.
On our way to Nigeria we crossed the border near Ketou, about 100 KM north from the coast. It was a nice route, passing a lot of villages in the countryside.
In Ganvie and at the Lake Nokoue everything is built on stilts on the water or floating. So I was not surprised to see a... more travel advice
We spent one day in Cotonou and walked mainly around in the citycentre. In the Fon language the meaning of Cotonou,... more travel advice
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