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Benin and Ghana

June 3rd 2006
My first trip to Africa and I was really excited. It turned out that Benin was not really the Africa that I had pictured. The wildlife wasn't what I had naively exspected and the city was no way near what i had pictured in my head. Cotonou was a big, big city! I don't really know what had thought it would be like, but it was a big surprise to see how it was. Theres not really much to see in th ... read more
Africa » Benin

Beninese Flag Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military gov... ... read more
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