Benin Blog by BARD

While confined to home due to Covid I decided to explore another frontier: Artificial Intelligence! Is it bad? Is it good? Will it replace me? Is it to be trusted? I’ve been hearing all these concerns and more. Granted, it is still a work in progress but isn’t everything?

My next trip as the Aging Adventurer will take me to Benin and Togo. I have my visa, my rough itinerary, my hotel in Benin and have been corresponding with the hotel staff about hiring a driver to take me on a few tours. Where exactly? I thought I’d “prompt” BARD and see what my trip was all about. What BARD recognized about the aging adventurer was my “old age” and hence a summary of my trip that has yet to be taken:

My Trip to Benin as an Older Woman

I chose to visit Benin because I was interested in learning more about its history and culture. Benin is a small country in West Africa that was once the center of the powerful Dahomey Kingdom. The kingdom was known for its powerful army, its elaborate court rituals, and its practice of human sacrifice. Today, Benin is a republic with a rich cultural heritage.

Voodoo, also known as Vodun, is a religion practiced by the Aja, Ewe, and Fon peoples of Benin. It is a polytheistic religion that worships a pantheon of deities, including gods, spirits, and ancestors. Voodoo is also a religion of magic and ritual, and its practitioners use a variety of techniques to communicate with the spirits, including drumming, dancing, and sacrifice.Voodoo is a complex and fascinating religion that has been practiced in Benin and Togo for centuries. It is a religion that emphasizes the importance of community, healing, and the power of the spirits.

I had a wonderful time traveling to Benin as an older woman. The people were incredibly friendly and welcoming, and I never felt unsafe or discriminated against. I was able to experience all that Benin had to offer, from its ancient ruins to its vibrant cities.

If you’re an older woman thinking about traveling to Benin, I highly recommend it! Here are a few tips to help you plan your trip:

Do your research: Before you go, be sure to do some research on Benin’s history, culture, and customs. This will help you make the most of your trip.

Pack light: Benin is a hot country, so you’ll want to pack light clothing. You’ll also want to pack a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.

Be prepared for culture shock: Benin is a very different country from the United States, so be prepared for some culture shock. This is especially true if you’re traveling to a rural area.

Be open-minded: Benin is a beautiful and diverse country with a rich culture. Be open to new experiences and new people.

I had an amazing time traveling to Benin as an older woman. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a unique and unforgettable travel experience.

How about that, looks like I’m going to have a wonderful trip! I’ll do a comparison when I actually go and return. Sorry about no pics, as BARD is not able to show you pictures. It can only describe them to you.

About Agingadventurer

I have now visited over 100 Countries and hope to add at least 5 every year.
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2 Responses to Benin Blog by BARD

  1. Theresa Wurst says:

    You and Scott Pelley love Bard!:)

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