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We stopped at the Hotel Germain for lunch after our boat tour of Ganvie. The restuarant is spacious, not crowded and quite cool and airy. The beer and the mineral water were served quickly and were cool enough and the food was really lovely.
Favorite Dish: We had a buffet with a really nice variety of food, a mixture of European and local food. A nice fresh saled with french bread, freshly caught lake fish, a spicy beef stew, a vegatable dish of onions with tomatoes. Everybody's favourite, though, was the fried plantain which was delicious.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: BP 180, Abomey-Calavi
Ganvie gets quite a few tourists now, and some of the people who live there are fed up with being photographed every time a tourist boat comes past. In the main streets, which are quite wide, you are not so close to the houses. But in some of the narrower streets you are quite close.
It is mostly the women who object, probably because they are the most photographed as they wear very colourful clothes. Some of them cover themselves up while others wave their hand at you to tell you not to photograph them. The children don't seem to mind and will smile and wave sometimes.
Written May 6, 2008
Favorite thing: A favourite thing is ofcourse to go around looking at the daily life of the people. If you like taking pictures then Ganvie is a good place. But... dont go up in the local peoples faces and take pictures. They are a bit sensitive about this. If you wanna take pictures of people, ask them first if it is OK. Taking pictures of the town itself as well as peoples from a distance should be no problem at all.
Updated Jun 16, 2003