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Gary Arndt

9 days ago (2019-08-13 07:44:54)

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WEST AFRICA WEEK, DAY 2!
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The great part about focusing on West Africa this week is that I’ll be able to introduce many people to places they might never have even heard of. ⠀⠀⠀
I’m guessing one such place is the village of Ganvie in the country of Benin.
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In the 16th and 17th Century, the slave trade was at its peak. During this time members of the Tofinu tribe would be hunted by the nearby Fan people and sold to European slave traders. ⠀⠀⠀
To escape this, many of them fled into the shallow waters of Lake Nokoue and took up residence in the low lying islands. Over time they built stilt houses and established a community. After the slave trade ended, the people who had lived there for centuries now, simply remained because it was their home.
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Today Ganvie has a population of almost 20,000 people, almost all of whom still live in stilt houses and travel by small boat. ⠀⠀⠀
It is one of the top/only tourist attractions in Benin and is on the tentative list to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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Would you be interested in traveling with me and learning travel photography? I’m going to be announcing my first trip in several years very soon. I’ll be announcing the trip in my email newsletter. To sign up, just go to the link in my bio. You will also get a free 100 page ebook of some of my favorite travel photos!
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  • the of in to and be a is i my travel people benin this africa slave you was trip th trade up time would by announcing stilt ganvie it almost west houses on m week many ll they one whom all learning focusing me with traveling interested part site heritage world unesco still become list going tentative attractions tourist only top boat small about live photography first great also instatravel travelphotography westafrica everythingeverywhere curiositynow photos favorite some ebook page free get will day bio link go just sign newsletter email soon very years several has population such today members fled them escape traders european sold fan nearby hunted places tribe tofinu during shallow peak its at might never have century even heard country guessing village into waters home ended their place because remained simply now centuries for there lived had who after lake community that established able built over islands lying low residence introduce took nokoue adventuretime
  • the of in to and be a is i my travel people benin this africa slave you was trip th trade up time would by announcing stilt ganvie it almost west houses on m week many ll they one whom all learning focusing me with traveling interested part site heritage world unesco still become list going tentative attractions tourist only top boat small about live photography first great also instatravel travelphotography westafrica everythingeverywhere curiositynow photos favorite some ebook page free get will day bio link go just sign newsletter email soon very years several has population such today members fled them escape traders european sold fan nearby hunted places tribe tofinu during shallow peak its at might never have century even heard country guessing village into waters home ended their place because remained simply now centuries for there lived had who after lake community that established able built over islands lying low residence introduce took nokoue adventuretime
  • the of in to and be a is i my travel people benin this africa slave you was trip th trade up time would by announcing stilt ganvie it almost west houses on m week many ll they one whom all learning focusing me with traveling interested part site heritage world unesco still become list going tentative attractions tourist only top boat small about live photography first great also instatravel travelphotography westafrica everythingeverywhere curiositynow photos favorite some ebook page free get will day bio link go just sign newsletter email soon very years several has population such today members fled them escape traders european sold fan nearby hunted places tribe tofinu during shallow peak its at might never have century even heard country guessing village into waters home ended their place because remained simply now centuries for there lived had who after lake community that established able built over islands lying low residence introduce took nokoue adventuretime
  • the of in to and be a is i my travel people benin this africa slave you was trip th trade up time would by announcing stilt ganvie it almost west houses on m week many ll they one whom all learning focusing me with traveling interested part site heritage world unesco still become list going tentative attractions tourist only top boat small about live photography first great also instatravel travelphotography westafrica everythingeverywhere curiositynow photos favorite some ebook page free get will day bio link go just sign newsletter email soon very years several has population such today members fled them escape traders european sold fan nearby hunted places tribe tofinu during shallow peak its at might never have century even heard country guessing village into waters home ended their place because remained simply now centuries for there lived had who after lake community that established able built over islands lying low residence introduce took nokoue adventuretime
  • the of in to and be a is i my travel people benin this africa slave you was trip th trade up time would by announcing stilt ganvie it almost west houses on m week many ll they one whom all learning focusing me with traveling interested part site heritage world unesco still become list going tentative attractions tourist only top boat small about live photography first great also instatravel travelphotography westafrica everythingeverywhere curiositynow photos favorite some ebook page free get will day bio link go just sign newsletter email soon very years several has population such today members fled them escape traders european sold fan nearby hunted places tribe tofinu during shallow peak its at might never have century even heard country guessing village into waters home ended their place because remained simply now centuries for there lived had who after lake community that established able built over islands lying low residence introduce took nokoue adventuretime
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the of in to and be a is i my travel people benin this africa slave you was trip th trade up time would by announcing stilt ganvie it almost west houses on m week many ll they one whom all learning focusing me with traveling interested part site heritage world unesco still become list going tentative attractions tourist only top boat small about live photography first great also instatravel travelphotography westafrica everythingeverywhere curiositynow photos favorite some ebook page free get will day bio link go just sign newsletter email soon very years several has population such today members fled them escape traders european sold fan nearby hunted places tribe tofinu during shallow peak its at might never have century even heard country guessing village into waters home ended their place because remained simply now centuries for there lived had who after lake community that established able built over islands lying low residence introduce took nokoue adventuretime


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pat_phil_loc_cap Profile
@pat_phil_loc_cap posted 9 days ago

Beautiful photographs @everythingeverywhere !🙌

donna57macdougall Profile
@donna57macdougall posted 9 days ago

You are right that I have never heard of Ganvie. However, I found your post really interesting.

xelofgir Profile
@xelofgir posted 9 days ago

Precioso tema y mejores imágenes!!

dokupix Profile
@dokupix posted 9 days ago

BVB 🖤💛

meinewanderlust Profile
@meinewanderlust posted 9 days ago

Lovely to see how humans adapt and creat their new homes and communities ❤️

amigamis Profile
@amigamis posted 9 days ago

@bvb09 🤘🏻

leeabbamonte Profile
@leeabbamonte posted 9 days ago

For me this was the only interesting thing in Benin from dealing with the disastrous Nigeria border on my exit.

travellingwithtroy Profile
@travellingwithtroy posted 9 days ago

Loved these

marginsaskatoon Profile
@marginsaskatoon posted 9 days ago

I love these photos and the history you provide about this part of the world! Thank you! 👏🏻❤️😊

mtboxo Profile
@mtboxo posted 9 days ago

Interesting report👍😍

ortizjeremy06 Profile
@ortizjeremy06 posted 9 days ago

viva el futbol

suzycox Profile
@suzycox posted 8 days ago

These are stunning!

jeaninkognito Profile
@jeaninkognito posted 3 days ago

Wonderful photos. I especially like the one of the woman and her baskets made from grasses growing in the shallow water. That type of craft is still practiced in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, where sweet grass baskets are made and sold.

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