This is the group that toured the sacred forests on Tree Day. The mayor, some volunteers, some gendarmes (local military) and the religious leaders. In this photo we are 'tasting' the forest- drinking sodabi mixed in with roots of trees.
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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