I owe this day to Francis

 

 

And Nicolas

 

 

 

Then Aurèle joined us

 

 

 

As Aurèle and Francis are married

 

 

 

Nicolas knows Ganvier very well. We arrive on the landing stage

 

 

 

And there, problem. The price announced to Nicolas can not be held “There is a yovo with you”. Yovo is me and it means “white” in Fon.

What do you want, everyone does not have the chance to be mewi (it means “black” in Fon)

Francis wanted to buy a piece of land. Price 4 million. “It looks okay, I’m coming back with my wife” As soon as the salesman saw Aurèle “You got a wife she’s yovo, it’s 6 million land, she has money” Nothing did, neither the denials of Francis nor those of Aurèle. And he paid 6 million. If that’s not racism !!!

30 minutes of talking I’m asked to stay away

I take the opportunity to admire the fish market

 

 

 

 

And the coloured landscape…

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake Nokoué (218 square kilometers) is very full of fish

 

 

 

 

 

We finally leave, no one wanted me to pay anything. Not easy !

 

 

 

 

We meet the gas station that sells Kpayo gasoline (adulterated fuel that comes from Nigeria) If you want to shoot your engine, you ride with it !!

 

 

 

The boats are exotic

 

 

 

Locals plant vegetation to attract fish (which attract birds)

 

 

 

In a very tight way. When the fish get bigger, they can not go out, the nets are tight and the miraculous catch can begin …

 

 

 

 

Appears the village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is even a hotel!

 

 

 

At Raphael’s. This is Raphaël, 75 years old

 

 

 

 

Next to the hotel a souvenir shop

 

 

 

After a stop, we take the road, sorry, the boat …

 

 

These are kids who drive

 

 

 

And when an obstacle arises

 

 

Maybe two

 

 

 

Here, the occupants of the 1st boat are Sunday, they will do Ago (party, drink, sing, dance, drink, drink …)

 

 

 

 

 

This has just been built

 

 

 

Or it’s being …

 

 

 

We meet freight transport …

 

 

 

Here, another hotel. Obviously the owner does not know Italy

 

 

 

And the Voodoo? Patience, here is the god of the night

 

 

 

But there is also a church (phew, morality is safe!)

 

 

 

Everyone goes about their business, do their shopping …

 

 

 

Go and get water

 

 

 

Selling fruits…

 

 

 

What’s that house ?

 

 

 

Seems to be stooping

 

 

 

Ah, it’s the house of La Francophonie!

 

 

 

And after, we will say that I invent!

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