Slaves in West Africa

2017-12-10T17:38:40-08:00September 14th, 2017|Africa, Benin, Ghana|

For over 400 years, there was a massive population shift from Africa to the Americas. The lowest estimated loss for the African population through the transatlantic slave trade is 20 million people.

West African Voodoo

2017-11-21T16:36:40-08:00September 9th, 2017|Africa, Benin, Togo|

Voodoo is an animist religion that attributes a soul to plants and inanimate objects.  Despite what you've seen in the movies, for millions of Africans, voodoo is not about black magic.  The main focus is about [...]

Boating in Benin

2017-11-19T16:08:56-08:00September 1st, 2017|Africa, Benin|

Benin is in West Africa, roughly the size of Portugal.  One of the poorest countries in the world, it's not known as a tourist destination.  The worst of the horrific Ebola epidemic, in which over [...]