Filed Under (Beninese culture, General) by Rob on 28-06-2007

Yes, do not adjust your set… this is still Rob & Lois’ Benin blog, honest!

It was time for a change of scenery as we’ve had the old watermelon for a couple of years now. Also, you’ll notice that this one has three columns rather than two. The photos at the top are all of Benin and have been taken since we arrived in 2004.

– The photo on the left is a typical traffic scene in Cotonou, taken from the footbridge by Dantokpa Market by our friend Clive Rahn. All the yellow shirts are zemidjans. (NB If you don’t know what they are yet, why not look up zemidjan in the search box above?

– The second photo was taken from the balcony of the Auberge de Grand Popo back in October 2004. Grand Popo is a beach resort about 80 minutes’ drive west of Cotonou, not far from the togolese boarder. This is also where Awale Plage is situated.

– The third picture was taken in the Pendjari National Park in northern Benin in December ’06. This elephant crossed the track just metres in front of our Land Rover and then just stood there with birds on its back!

Thanks for visiting – any comments on the new look???


3 Comments posted on "A New Look for the blog!"
anne on July 4th, 2007 at 7:19 am #

very nice new look, very professional.

Jackie Vickers on July 4th, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

Like the new look – lime green and black always work. You can tell I’ve finished my course as I should be tidying the house but blogging is always more fun!
Think about you often with great memories of our trip. Great to hear you at church the other week.
Love to all & keep up the good work

Rob on July 6th, 2007 at 9:20 pm #

Thanks for your comments, folks. Glad you like the new look!