TIA Part I: This is Africa

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If you have been to any part of Africa then you know that TIA is one of the first words that you learn once there. Tia means aunt in Spanish but also means “This is Africa” in African contexts, lol. The word TIA is often used to describe many “negative” things that happen daily within the African continent. I, myself…

West Africa overland Part VI – Benin III

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Benin III From Dassa-Zoumé to Natitingou  This article is part of a sequence of posts about my experience traveling by bus in West Africa.  Distance: 339kms Price: 4000 CFA (6€) Duration: From 11:00am till 6:00pm – Total: 7 hrs Bus company: C.T.V. + AYA Natitingou is a very nice city with lot of places around that you would love to…

West Africa overland Part V – Benin II

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Benin II From Cotonou to Dassa-Zoumé Going Off-the-beaten-path This article is part of a sequence of posts about my experience traveling by bus in West Africa.  Distance: 203kms Price: 5000 CFA (7.50€) but it could also be 7000 CFA (10.50€) Duration: From 7:00am till 11:00am – Total: 4 hrs Bus company: ATT (Ayina Transport et Tourisme )   On an…

West Africa overland Part IV – Benin I

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Benin Part I From Lagos to Cotonou  This article is part of a sequence of posts about my experience traveling by bus in West Africa.  Distance: 124kms Price: 12500 NGN (22.50€) Duration: From 8:00am till 1:30pm – Total: 5:30 hrs Bus company: ABC After 3 and half weeks spent in Nigeria, I then made my way by bus from Lagos…