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Author: Erika Kraus,Felicie Reid
ISBN: 0982261918
Pages: 208 pages
Publisher: Other Places Publishing; First Edition edition (January 26, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Africa
Size ePUB: 1281 kb
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Rating: 4.4
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e-Book Benin (Other Places Travel Guide) epub download

by Erika Kraus,Felicie Reid



Benin is a country of wonder and mystery. This guide was good for those places. Initial historical and cultural sections were good.

Benin is a country of wonder and mystery.

From thrilling zemidjan moped rides to spotting hippos from dugout canoes, traveling across Benin will surely .

From thrilling zemidjan moped rides to spotting hippos from dugout canoes, traveling across Benin will surely stimulate visitors' senses and broaden their horizons. Erika and Felicie, the authors, lived, worked, and played in Benin for over two years while attached to the Peace Corps. They experienced this fascinating country like few outsiders have before and created a national network of locals who all contributed their own specialty and unique insight for this book. To see the real Benin and to travel like a local, this book is a must.

Read instantly in your browser. Felicie used the knowledge she had gained while living and traveling across Benin to write this book. by Erika Kraus (Author), Felicie Reid (Author). She plans to continue her adventures around the globe with a second term with the Peace Corps in Morocco. Series: Other Places Travel Guide. Paperback: 208 pages.

Benin Other Places Travel Guide by Kraus, Erika, Reid, Felicie 2010 Paperback.

Benin Other Places Travel Guide Paperback 2010 Author Erika Kraus, Felicie Reid.

Benin (Other Places Travel Guide). Discover Cotonou's lively markets and nightlife. Explore the settlements along the mighty Mono River and hike in the picturesque granite hills of the central Collines region.

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Kraus, Erika; Reid, Felicie (26 January 2010). Other Places Publishing. p. 58. ISBN 978-822619-1-0. Retrieved 9 March 2011.

Benin is a country of wonder and mystery, fitting all levels of adventure and comfort. Its unique mixture of culture, history, geography, and wildlife provides the ultimate West African experience. From thrilling zemidjan moped rides to spotting hippos from dugout canoes, traveling across Benin will surely stimulate visitors' senses and broaden their horizons. Erika and Felicie, the authors, lived, worked, and played in Benin for over two years while attached to the Peace Corps. They experienced this fascinating country like few outsiders have before and created a national network of locals who all contributed their own specialty and unique insight for this book. To see the real Benin and to travel like a local, this book is a must.

- Discover Cotonou's lively markets and nightlife. - Explore the settlements along the mighty Mono River and hike in the picturesque granite hills of the central Collines region. - Lounge on the sunny, palm-fringed beaches of Grand Popo before exploring the historical cities of Ouidah and Abomey. - Embark on a veritable wildlife safari in the national parks of the north, and marvel at the vast plains of the Sahel in the upper Atakora and Alibori regions. - Enjoy the resilient spirit, charm, and vitality of the Beninese people who will captivate visitors and keep them coming back for more.

The Sphinx of Driz
Great information from two with great experiences. The photos were excellent and the book gives great advice for anyone to feel comfortable traveling in West Africa. It's truly and amazing place.
Vobei
Forgive me for being more than a little dubious here.
11 glowing reviews of this book, almost all written by reviewers who have NEVER reviewed anything else, and all written within a couple of months of publication. (Making me wonder when they had time to actually use it...)

11 glowing reviews of this book, published by a new publisher which I'd never even heard of until today (and I read a lot of travel books...), which seems to have published only a handful of books. (And every other book I've looked appears to be similar -- half a dozen 5-star reviews from people who have never reviewed anything else.)

The 'look inside the book' feature only offers a few pages to view, none of which cover the 'travel' aspect of the book, but does suggest a rather cheap printing process.
The book isn't carried by my local bookstores.

Could somebody who is NOT an initmate friend of the authors and/or an employee of the company possibly write a more balanced review before I decide to shell out money? SURELY if it was this good, the authors would be writing for Bradt or Lonely Planet.
Nejind
This is a well-written book filled with facts and historical notes that are fascinating even if you're not planning a trip to Benin. Erika Kraus and Felicie Reid write with an objective but upbeat tone that keeps the book from being too dry, but the facts are all there: from the ties that various cities, temples, and even countries have to the ancient African kingdoms to the best times and transportation methods to visit them. Did you know that you can visit a _king_ in the Royal Palace of Ketou? Or that there are two sacred forests full of voudoun artifacts that are open to foreigners? All the research is there, at your fingertips: the local birds, the extremely edible bush rats, and how to avoid malaria. If bartering is as alien and unpleasant to you as it is to me, this book will help; it tells you the price range for everything from a clay necklace to a night at an upscale hotel.
The bulk of the book deals with the "departments" in Benin, listing the major attractions in each area and how to get to them. It lists local restaurants, hotels, and describes native cuisine. In Ketou, women are forbidden to witness the celebrations of the Oro or ask about them in public. In general, don't take or give things with the left hand. Lastly, there is a dictionary of common French and Fon phrases to help you communicate.
This book is an indispensable resource.
Bliss
Having been to Benin a couple of times now there was always one thing missing: an up to date guidebook as all others are quite old and have not been updated in a long time. So I was quite glad to discover this new current Benin (Other Places Travel Guide.
Useful and nice to read are the little paragraphs named "Insights" which show some aspects not written about in other guide books. Only useful if one reads this up prior to the trip are the "On The Web"-Links as the internet connection in most of Benin ist quite basic and one needs a lot of patience to check up on anything not really necessary on the web.
The book starts with nice and easy to read introductory chapters about history, politics, religion and flora and fauna, food and drinks.
There is a good section on the rstaurant and bars of Cotonou but very little or hardly anything about the route des pecheurs along the sea between Cotonou and Ouidah which nowadays has a lot to offer hotel and restaurant wise.
On the other hand the auhtors cover some villages which are not mentioned in other guidebooks which is nice as the traveller realises there is more to Benin than just Cotonou, Porto Novo or any of the other standard sights.
The authors show a good insight into the country and I can only recommend this book to all Benin-visitors.
Wal
This book covers all of the regions of Benin in great detail, providing information on accommodations, nightlife, transportation, and most importantly FOOD! One of my favorite parts of this book is the abundance of maps; they are easy follow and are well-labeled. There is even a simple language guide in the back of the book. This book is a must for anyone curious about or planning to travel to Benin.
Nern
This is the most up-to-date and to the point travel guide for Benin, providing an insider perspective and accurate travel information. When traveling to developing countries, tourists are wise to get in contact with Peace Corps volunteers, who distinguish themselves by truly immersing themselves in the culture and local languages of the area. This book gives anyone the ability to get in the know while in Benin. This is a must buy for anyone planning a trip, brief or lengthy, to Benin.
Sironynyr
Especially the cultur/religion part of this travel guide is very superficial, pretty discriminating and also hugely wrong. Basically one gets the feeling there hasn't been any improvemt in the understanding and study of Afrian Traditional Religion and especially Vodun since the times of E. B. Tylor (1871: Primitve Culture). Also Vodun gets several times mixed up with Yoruba-traditions one can find in Nigeria.
Frustrating, that such a badly researched book is the only up-to-date travelguide available at the moment.
Having lived for two years in Benin myself as a Peace Corps Volunteer (like the authors), I am amazed at this book! The detail enables even new and inexperienced travelers to access off the beaten path destinations and local hangouts. As a Peace Corps Volunteer I always wished there were travel guides written for other countries by volunteers - speaking the local language and living on small salaries for long periods of time in different countries allowed volunteers to amass a wealth of knowledge on great destinations in each country. When I travelled around Africa I used to go into the Peace Corps offices to ask where the best places to eat were! This book covers an enormous amount of activities with so much more variety and detail than a typical travel guide. Readers can truly experience Benin!