Benin

Compact Benin was an unexpected highlight of our west Africa itinerary. We crossed the border from Togo to Benin via the border town of Hilakondji, and immediately headed towards Ouidah, a former slave town and now a center of voodoo. Here, we visited several museums, the Maison du Bresil which served as the Brazilian governor’s…Continue reading Benin

Ghana

Our first English speaking country in two months! It was awesome to cross the border from Burkina Faso and immediately be greeted by impeccable English. We were mesmerized by Mona and Colobus monkeys at the Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary, got lost in west Africa’s largest market in the Asante city of Kumasi, stalked elephants at Mole…Continue reading Ghana