Friday, June 14, 2013


I am super excited because this his is my first postcard from Africa and I love how colorful the stamps are!!!

Benin is a country in West Africa. It borders Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.
Benin is a great country to visit on any West African itinerary. You'll find a large quantity of palatial ruins and temples of the once powerful Kingdom of Dahomey (1800s–1894). Moreover, Benin is the birthplace of Vodun (Voodoo) and all that goes with it, to this day Vodun is highly practiced and is an important part of the life of ordinary Beninese. 
The national parks of Benin are also well worth a visit for their wildlife. Benin is also, fortunately, one of the most stable and safe countries of the region for traveling.
On the postcard written in french (the official language of the country) we can read: "Benin a country where friendship, smiles, hospitality and fraternity are experienced otherwise" 

Merci beaucoup Johanna! 

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