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

Togo

This miniscule western African country measures only 56 kilometers across, and is easily navigable on its well paved roads. We crossed the border from Ghana into Togo via the border town of Aflao, which is only a few kilometers to the west of Togo’s capital city of Lomé. Whilst in Lomé, we explored the fascinating…Continue reading Togo