Celebrate voodoo and a different kind of fetish in Benin
In Benin, Voodoo is the national religion. While sticking pins into effigies is a Hollywood interpretation rather than a real Voodoo practice, the culture here places great importance on death and spirits as a transition to the invisible world. On the Benin & Togo Discovery trip we’ll visit a fetish market, which is almost the exact opposite of what you might expect from a market with this name. On sale here is a most unusual collection of items – you'll find goat skulls, hippo feet, whole chameleons, dead cats and dogs amongst other things. A fascinating and colourful African scene, but not one to celebrate a new relationship perhaps.