Category: Benin

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Benin – Border Crossing into Nigeria

The border on exiting Benin on a Sunday is absolutely rubbish, people are half asleep, clueless about where to go and the Carnet could not be stamped so I left without the exit stamp after asking several people for an alternative.

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Nigeria – Border crossing from Seme

Seme Border Errrmmmm where do I start, firstly I have to honestly say that during this trip, nearly everyone has a similar opinion on Nigeria.  Whenever it was mentioned that we would be travelling through Nigeria we heard the following … “Drive straight through!, It’s a lawless country, Never trust anyone...

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Benin – Cotonou

Cotonou- Biker Town What a crazy manic pollution filled experience Cotonou is, to be surrounded by thousands of motorbikes and to predict their every unsafe manoeuvre is something you have to experience, driving through here was exhilarating and scary at the same time. Most people use bikes as a form...

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Benin – Border & Ouidah

Border Crossing The Benin border was very straight forward, it was Reka’s turn to do all the paperwork and within 45 minutes she returned and we were ready to enter country no.11 within Africa.  The border had a slightly different feel to Togo as there were many more people selling...

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Ice Cream – Fan Milk!

Have to give the following a quick mention while I am travelling through Africa.  For the past few countries since Ghana I have had the pleasure of experiencing Fan Milk.  For those that have tasted this lovely ice cream you’ll know that vendors tend to walk the roads or by...