This 'lake', more like a large pond, was so full of birds I was surprised I had never been there before. I rode around with a fisherman in his boat while he checked his nets. When he saw how interested I was in the birds, he started making more detours away from his nets to get me closer to the birds.
Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé 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
I began this blog as a recent graduate of Benedictine College, and traveled to Benin, Africa with the Peace Corps. I was there for 27 months, and enjoyed sharing everything I did there with friends and family at home. Whatever I say within these blogs speaks for my life in Benin, and does not have any connection whatsoever with the views of the United States Peace Corps itself.
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