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Top 10 Destinations in West Africa

Having traveled this route through West Africa, I am lucky enough to have visited all eleven countries on the coast from Dakar to Lagos. Using my Top 10 destinations in South East Asia as a template, I will using the following criteria. These places/countries are judged on:   – Natural beauty / Historical wonders – Unique Experiences offered  – The […]

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Cotonou City Guide (Benin)

Cotonou City Guide (Benin)

Cotonou in a word: Unlovable. Chance of Hooking up: 4 / 5 Quality of Girls: 2.5 / 5 Nightlife: 3 / 5 Smoking tolerance level: 3 / 5 City guide ratings explained Costs €$£ Beer: $1 for a bottle of local beer. $6 in the clubs. Bed: €20 for a private room. Bud: €1.50 for a small bag. Board: €3 […]

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Voodoo dolls & Bad Juju

Location: Benin (Voodoo heartland). The chicken gave a final jolt as his neck was cranked back and his throat slit with the razor blade. His blood poured into the mouth of the Vodun divinity,  a dark spirit imprisoned in stone. The feathers were plucked and cast upon on the sacred ground below, while the men of the forest whispered […]

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