Ouidah is a city on the coast of the Republic of Benin. It was one of the most important center of slaves sale and embarkation during colonization.

On the slave route

The "Door of No Return", once crossed, removed to the african slaves any hope of staying. After this real farewell to their native land, they got into slave ships. Imagine a moment you can live these events, hard isn't it ? But do you know what you have to go through even before reaching this door ? In this article, Faride and I are taking you on the way there. You'll even be able to ... Continue reading

An unusual museum in the Voodoo capital

Voodoo Day is the not-to-be-missed event each January 10th in Benin. More than a simple holiday, it is a genuine cultural festival which takes place in the city of Ouidah and spotlights folk dances, songs and of course, voodoo deities. The city of Ouidah today is recognized as the capital of Voodoo. Let me take you for a walk there, especially at the Kpasse sacred forest museum, you'll even get the chance to contemplate a reconstructed 3D ... Continue reading