Novotel Orisha Cotonou
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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 ...
... man. He said he and several others who were in theatre with him saw the hand, he removed it and put it in a box. He said that after he stitched the guy up, he went to look in the box and that it was empty. Poor Ismail looked like he was seeing a ghost all over again just telling me the story. He was also well aware that he was telling someone who might think he was crazy for even telling the story! Go figure?? He said he called ...
... short stint in Benin.
Benin, another voodoo country, was a place we were looking forward to, especially after the fun we had in Togo. We entered Benin, crossing the border in record time and at night, which was a first on our epic Trans African adventure. We camped late in Grand Popo and Benin was looking up, as the border authourities and the locals were all so friendly.
Next stop, Ouidah. Even though we only had a couple of hours here, we made the ...
... it is still widely practiced in Haiti among other places. We didn’t stop.
Driving into Cotonou is quite an experience. I think of Benin as the land of the motorcycle; it seems there is one per person in the whole country and more than that in Cotonou. Making allowances for slower moving motorcycles on the right, cars can’t keep to their full lane, and slide back and forth. This makes for a very chaotic situation where lane ...