Slaves in West Africa

September 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

September 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

September 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 [...]