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Travel Blogs from Cotonou
... It was an experience but what a
depressing way to live. When we left to drive to a campsite we were
stopped by the police who said we had driven down a street marked as
no entry for lorries, Mike showed them the paperwork which shows that
we are a motor caravan and not a lorry but they were not happy with
this and wanted to keep the paperwork. Mike was not happy ...
... were out. The result was the axle and tires completely embedded in mud.
Where towing trucks and winches are not a common thing to have around, we handled it the local way by gathering neighborhood help comprising of young men in the streets who knew us and some auto mechanic and passersby to help get into the mud and lift the bus from the back and back fenders so the front tires already of firm ground could drive out. I was driving and thus could not take a picture of ...
We had breakfast in Montreal, lunch in Paris, and dinner in Cotonou! We left Montreal Saturday evening for Paris. Our flight left at 7:50pm and arrived in Paris Sunday Morning around 8:30am. We had to travel from one end of the airport to what felt like the opposite side. It was quite the track, and to add to the craziness, they ...
... it. Off to the Python Temple, where the voodoo beliefs were alive and Karen was petrified when a python was placed around her neck. Shaun, however, embraced it like the python was a piece of clothing.
We then headed out for lunch to try the local 'La Beninoise' beer. Yes, finally we had found a beer that we were keen to drink a lot of. Too bad, our visit in Benin turned into a short stint instead.
Walking from Ouidah, we walked to the 'point of no ...
... very little and vehicles often come within inches of each other as they try to get ahead. I was very glad I wasn’t driving.
We finally arrived at the Hotel du Lac. I paid Alidou and thanked him and checked into my room. As Pierre had asked me to do, I called his father-in-law to let him know I had arrived, and that I’d be happy to see him if he wished to stop by. He had apparently changed his mind from when he spoke to Pierre. ...