Bimyns Hotels & Resorts
- Tennis Court
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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... me that there is a public holiday in Benin each year on Jan 10th which celebrates Voodooism, then he admitted that coming from his scientific perspective he had found the Voodoo concepts very
hard to believe….until he experienced some things “first hand”. I asked him to tell me about something he had experienced. He looked a bit more surprised, even a little uncomfortable that I had asked… but ...
... guide. The boat fee I knew about from my guidebook; this tour-guide fee seemed a little dubious but I did want someone to show me where to go. I can’t recall what price he started at, but I was able to bargain it down a little bit to N 2,000 ($12.27) to charter the boat and N 800 ($4.91) for the tour fee. Burgundy man then agreed to do the two-for-one museum deal, so the total price we arrived at for everything was N 3,800 ($23.31).
We then went into ...
... ATM in *****ia because *****ian banks apparently only issue debit cards with a gold smart chip in the center. The ATM machines will not accept any card without such a smart chip. The hotel staff asks if I have any U.S. cash and I said, yes, $50. They offered to exchange those dollars for naira at the rate of 158 to the dollar; which is not bad since the official rate is 163 (and it was better than the 155 rate a bank gave me yesterday).
I went upstairs to collect ...
... its square under fantastic red blossomed trees and the numerous rusted corrugated roofs over old verandahed buildings were just visible in the dawn light.
We have seen many a crumbling colonial town in West Africa. Some like Bafata, in Guinea Bissau, are fascinating abandoned ghost towns devoid of electricity, shuttered and empty except maybe a single bar or general store, striving on, wrapping candles in paper like nothing has ...
... but thats ok we needed our rest because the next day...)
Saturday. happy new years. lets go climb an epic mountain!! (photos are on janices camera ill get them on fb asap). heh heh the guide said it may take 3-4 hours, but me n Jan did it in 2hrs 20. (the caves were meant to take 5, we did it in 2. we are pretty much invincible). Now this was hard. i think im pretty fit but that mountain killed me. heart rate up. slope is always up. almost bent ...