Cotonou
2011-04-07 Benin, Cotonou - street scene with motos and merchandise on the street for sale

2011-04-07 Benin, Cotonou – street scene with motos and merchandise on the street for sale

2011-04-07 Benin, Cotonou – street scene with motos and merchandise on the street for sale a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Benin was the poorest of all the cities of the West African coast we visited. There are few cars but there are also few streets, which means that traffic...
2011-04-07 Benin, Cotonou - furniture for sale on the side of the road in the city

2011-04-07 Benin, Cotonou – furniture for sale on the side of the road in the city

2011-04-07 Benin, Cotonou – furniture for sale on the side of the road in the city a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter People make what they can to sell. Here a vendor has furniture to sell which he displays by the side of the road.
2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah - Our Trans Africa guide, Noah came upon this group of children on their way from school and joined them in a lively set of songs. They wear khaki uniforms.

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah – Our Trans Africa guide, Noah came upon this group of children on their way from school and joined them in a lively set of songs. They wear khaki uniforms.

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah – Our Trans Africa guide, Noah came upon this group of children on their way from school and joined them in a lively set of songs. They wear khaki uniforms. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Our buses and guides, run by the agency Trans Africa, came...
2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Slavery Museum, named for St. John the Baptist which was the name of the Fort which protected the slavers in this coastal area

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Slavery Museum, named for St. John the Baptist which was the name of the Fort which protected the slavers in this coastal area

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Slavery Museum, named for St. John the Baptist which was the name of the Fort which protected the slavers in this coastal area a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The fort looks peaceful enough today and serves as an interesting Museum but I wonder if St. John...
2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Museum guide who took us through. It has some good displays made from old paintings and photographs

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Museum guide who took us through. It has some good displays made from old paintings and photographs

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Museum guide who took us through. It has some good displays made from old paintings and photographs a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Inside the museum fort of St. John the Baptist, we got a tour by a local guide who was very good. This was our...
2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Museum of slavery; this is the part of the Slave Coast, as it was called; named for St. John the Baptist. This building was originally the fort which handled the transactions and defense of slavers.

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Museum of slavery; this is the part of the Slave Coast, as it was called; named for St. John the Baptist. This building was originally the fort which handled the transactions and defense of slavers.

2011-04-07 Benin, Ouidah Museum of slavery; this is the part of the Slave Coast, as it was called; named for St. John the Baptist. This building was originally the fort which handled the transactions and defense of slavers. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This fort, which in the supreme...
2011-004-07 Benin, Ouidah - Gate of no Return, a monument to those who were enslaved and taken from this shore to the ships

2011-004-07 Benin, Ouidah – Gate of no Return, a monument to those who were enslaved and taken from this shore to the ships

2011-004-07 Benin, Ouidah – Gate of no Return, a monument to those who were enslaved and taken from this shore to the ships a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter This impressive gate is a memorial to those who were taken away on ships to places unknown. I got the feeling...
2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village, Lake Nokue - Woman at the fish market on the edge of the lake where we boarded small launches and made our way to the village of Granvie which was built in the middle of the shallow lake itself.

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village, Lake Nokue – Woman at the fish market on the edge of the lake where we boarded small launches and made our way to the village of Granvie which was built in the middle of the shallow lake itself.

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village, Lake Nokue – Woman at the fish market on the edge of the lake where we boarded small launches and made our way to the village of Granvie which was built in the middle of the shallow lake itself. a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The...
2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village in Lake Nokue - Voodoo dancing - Voodoo is a religion here not associated with anything evil, malicious or sinister. Based on the worship of natural forces humans try to control and adjust those forces to their favor by p

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village in Lake Nokue – Voodoo dancing – Voodoo is a religion here not associated with anything evil, malicious or sinister. Based on the worship of natural forces humans try to control and adjust those forces to their favor by p

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village in Lake Nokue – Voodoo dancing – Voodoo is a religion here not associated with anything evil, malicious or sinister. Based on the worship of natural forces humans try to control and adjust those forces to their favor by p a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter...
2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village - Lake Nokue - a house in the village with a small patch of soil built up. The village is on stilts in the middle of the shallow lake established here in the past by people fleeing slavers

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village – Lake Nokue – a house in the village with a small patch of soil built up. The village is on stilts in the middle of the shallow lake established here in the past by people fleeing slavers

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village – Lake Nokue – a house in the village with a small patch of soil built up. The village is on stilts in the middle of the shallow lake established here in the past by people fleeing slavers a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter In some...
2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village -  Lake Nokue - the village is on stilts located here sometime in the past when people were fleeing slaving

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village – Lake Nokue – the village is on stilts located here sometime in the past when people were fleeing slaving

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village – Lake Nokue – the village is on stilts located here sometime in the past when people were fleeing slaving a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The village itself is built on stilts. Children play on the small rickety verandahs. The dugouts are kept under the...
2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village - Lake Nokue - a village house with laundry and small boat - the village is on stilts, in the middle of the shallow lake established here in the past by people fleeing slavers

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village – Lake Nokue – a village house with laundry and small boat – the village is on stilts, in the middle of the shallow lake established here in the past by people fleeing slavers

2011-04-07 Benin, Granvie Village – Lake Nokue – a village house with laundry and small boat – the village is on stilts, in the middle of the shallow lake established here in the past by people fleeing slavers a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The village itself is built on...