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These are talking body threw strong energy!!!
Tchenkoume in ouidah.. LOVE IT!!!!
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We’ve got lots of questions about " la porte du non retour "
We’ve been asked many times why we’re not sharing pics of these beautiful place.
The answer is simple. La porte du non retour is nothing beautiful it’s nothing to be proud of. It’s not a place we should be having fun at. It’s blood of millions of innocents. La porte du non retour is a place we absolutely need to visit once in Bénin 🇧🇯. Tho it’s a place we should be sad of the existence. Pray once ur here pray for the humanity pray for love pray for peace.
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Cotonou thanks for having me. I enjoyed everything moment
Swipe for more pics 😉
#cotonou #benin #cotonoubenin #beachlife #sunbath #portedenonretour #flyrwandair #breakfastatthebeach #doualaairport #ouidah #ouidahplage #ouidahbenin


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#ouidahplage 🇧🇯


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Nouveauté chez Jahetfils ! De bonnes gaufres de liège sont désormais disponibles chez votre Rasta favori ! Pour toutes réservations ou informations, contactez le (00229)91719687, ou envoyez un DM à Jahetfils ✌🏿miammmm ! #waffles #gaufre #liege #belgique #ouidah #benin #jahetfils #ouidahplage #portedenonretour #miam #foodporn #cotonou #rasta


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Nouveauté chez Jahetfils ! Il est désormais possible d'y réserver une tente pour prolonger votre séjour chez nous. Infos et réservations en messages privés . Positif vibration ! #bedandbreakfast #bar #tente #ouidah #cocotiers #palmtrees #rasta #camping #benin #cotonou #ouidahplage #plage


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Cadeau de sable
Sable caduque
Ça indique un chemin
À chaque riverain

#barbaracalitorinocity #sabbia #ouidahplage #expressivephotos #masquedesable #plaisirajouer


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L'une de mes plus belles photos de 2018. j'ai découvert à nouveau la beauté de ce paysage et J'en suis tombé amoureux. #plage #beauté #nature #naturephotography #sand #beach #sea #sunny #happyday #detente #vacancesenfamille #benin #ouidah #ouidahplage


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B E C A U S E • I • L I K E • Y O U
Swipe left for parts of the journey
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1. Cover: Long shot of the sandy walk up to the Door of No Return at Ouidah Beach.
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2. Entrance: Portuguese Fortress now a Museum. Fun fact: when the Portuguese were leaving after independence of the Republic, they emptied the fortress and tried to erase the evidence. The government salvaged some items and tried to restore it. Not well kept though.
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3. Front view of the main building in the old Fortress. Fun fact: A moat filled with crocodiles surrounded the building in the past and slaves who attempted to escape were gobbled up. They had no hope of getting out alive.
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4. Canons at the Fortress.
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5. Place Chacha: The market square where the slaves were sold. The massive tree under which bargains where made still stands at the square. Fun fact: the building painted yellow is a “mansion”, a private property owned by the de Douza descendants in Ouidah. Not that they have anything to be proud of. They are descendants of the infamous Francisco Félix de Souza (1754-1849) who is acclaimed as “the most notorious slave trader in pre-colonial West Africa”.
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6. Monument depicting cruel conditions under which the slaves were held before they got to the beach and into the belly of the 🚢.
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7. Burial Ground and UNESCO commemorative site. The bones of roughly 1000 slaves found in mass graves were excavated and buried here. Probably those that did not make it to the vessel either because they died of illness or were killed because they tried to escape/were adjudged too weak to make the journey.
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8. UNESCO commemoration at the Ouidah beach.

9. Columns of the Door of No Return depict the conditions endured by the slaves.

10. Trio under the commemorative Door of No Return, flanked by the columns and metal works.
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M I N I • V A C A Y
When I thought of getting on the road with @ejatutu and @duchess_one last Friday, it was with trepidation.

I had a bad knee from a fall off a bike and did not look forward to the hours the trip would take. My Cousin had grand plans of seeing some places in Cotonou, visiting the Portuguese fortress and slave route in Ouidah, Benin Republic and finishing up in Lome to visit my parents. .
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After the initial bump in the road (we had a run in with a crazy gun wielding Nigerian policeman), it was generally okay. The art/crafts village in Cotonou was cool and reminiscent of the Lekki arts village. Ouidah was a learning experience and mirrors the other slave routes across the perimeter of the Atlantic in West Africa. Clearly, the Kingdom of Dahomey was heavily involved in the slave trade. .
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We followed the Slave Route from the market square where the slaves were sold (in front of the de Souza mansion), to a temporary holding point where they were branded, then held in dungeon-like conditions before being taken to awaiting vessels on the Atlantic Ocean; commemorated by Door of No Return (La Porte du Non-Retour) a red toned Gateway pictured. .
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Those were terrible times. So sad😰. I believe this modern reconstruction is meant to educate and present a physical monument for returning descendants and tourists. But there can be no reparation for this evil... The UNESCO sponsored Slave Route Project and Ouidah 1992 Conference established several monuments along the Route. A lot of effort went into the project. More Africans should visit similar sites. It may well stoke our discontent... .
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We managed to escape the scheme of our greedy tour guide and made it to Lome before dark, all in one day. The weekend was spent together and with my brother and parents. Definitely worthwhile. I am glad I took out time.

#cotonou #benin #lome #togo #vacation #ouidah #ouidahbenin #ouidahplage #slaveroute #slavery #atlanticocean #abolishslavery #africa #world #sisters #mygirls #cousins


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Histoire...histoire des hommes...chemin d’un peuple au cœur vaillant! -
Ouidah,Bénin , route 🛣 des esclaves, porte du retour et la porte du non retour.
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#ouidahplage #ouidah #ouidahbenin #benin #beninoise #benincity #bottle #slaves #slave#traitenegrière #traitenegriere #noiretblanc #afriquemonafrique #visiterlafrique #afriquedelouest #coinafrique #cotonou #cotonoubenin #abidjancotonou #black #blackstory #exploreourearth


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It’s a Giveaway 💃 Read Caption 👇👇 Finally this video is up on my YouTube channel. Highlights of my trip to Ouidah and Casa Del Papa.. 😁 this one took a long time coming, but I hope y’all enjoy it. Link in my Bio to watch 🥰

And for everyone who kept asking who I traveled with (never mind that we paid for our expenses individually o 😕 - a girl cannot travel again), since most people that indicated interest later backed out, you can go and check yourself 😁 .
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Christmas Giveaway;
1. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (link in bio).
2. Watch this video for the question hint.
3. In the comment section below the video; guess where I will be traveling next.

Give away Prizes will be for 2 people: N5,000 cash gift and a Souvenir from said location.

Enjoy 😘


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It’s a Giveaway 💃 Read Caption 👇👇 Finally this video is up on my YouTube channel. Highlights of my trip to Ouidah and Casa Del Papa.. 😁 this one took a long time coming, but I hope y’all enjoy it. Link in my Bio to watch 🥰

And for everyone who kept asking who I traveled with (never mind that we paid for our expenses individually o 😕 - a girl cannot travel again), since most people that indicated interest later backed out, you can go and check yourself 😁 .
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Christmas Giveaway;
1. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (link in bio).
2. Watch this video for the question hint.
3. In the comment section below the video; guess where I will be traveling next.

Give away Prizes will be for 2 people: N5,000 cash gift and a Souvenir from said location.

Enjoy 😘


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Do what makes you happy 😃 || @gaelakin ||📍Ouidah, Benin 🇧🇯 || #TravelingAfricans


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Calm Space, Ouidah.
Have you found your calm space?? 📸 : @ayitemaureen
📍 : Natures Luxury Lodge, Ouidah, Benin.
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#ouidahplage #naturesluxurylodge #benin #africa #leisure #travel #lakehouse #vacation #christmas #travelafricastory #travelafrica


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Entre spirit en feeling
#reflex #ouidahplage


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