The best thing about spending Christmas in Africa is to be in 30 degree heat and on a spectacular beach, Grand Popo, with miles of sand in the Gulf of Guinea. The endless beaches are populated by small huts where the fishermen live. On January 1, the game was to see who was able to pull the fishing boats out to sea as quickly as possible, a genuine fight against the tides of Atlantic that was like nothing I had ever seen.
Abomey is a city in the Republic of Benin, which is located in the Zhou region, 110 kilometers north of the city of Cotonou. In this town, the ancient kingdom of Dahomey was established (by a tribe called Fon) and many of its buildings date from the seventeenth century. The importance of the Palaces of Abomey is that it is the only remnant that remains of this ancient monarchical dynasty, which has disappeared. Some of the details that draw attention to the decoration of these castles are the carvings on the walls, which chronicle the power and history of the Fon tribe. Originally the town was surrounded by a mud wall, with six gates and protected by a ditch. In addition to the palaces already mentioned you can find a market and a large square containing the barracks that served to strengthen the protection of the palaces. The Royal Palaces of Abomey, with its unique architecture and decoration are the living reminder of a vanished kingdom and it is for this reason that this enigmatic place is worth visiting.
Benin is a gulf of guinea that is not known, but it is nice, Our group spent 15 days crossing the country from north to south, its people are welcoming and it is a safe place, every town surprises you, nothing is the same, everything is an adventure, you can not even dream of what you find along the way, what ritual will be held in the next town, spontaneous things. "I do not mind coming back" This company is serious, it has its own infrastructure and guides who speak different dialects of the tribes, it is very hard to visit this country for free, there is no rail, bus lines, and taxis are motorcycles.