I am in a cybercafe in Zinder, Niger. We got here yesterday after a long bus ride (about 10 hours). Right now we are on our way back from the big market, where we were harassed by a crazy guy and bought some food to use in the village. Time is running out so I have to go. More updates when I can. The french AZERTY keyboard is slowing me down.
Monthly Archives: July 2005
Leaving this morning for New York, and flying out of JFK around 20:00 Eastern time, headed for Morocco. I arrive at about 07:00 the following morning, have a 12-hour layover, then take another evening flight to Niamey, Niger. I arrive at 00:20 local time. I’ll spend a few days in Niamey with Amanda at Kabongo’s place, then we head out in the direction of Zinder, which requires approximately 12 hours in a (air conditioned!) bus. I think we stay overnight in Zinder, and then take an ox cart out to Amanda’s village (called Kourni Bandawa), or something. We’ll spend a week and a few more days in the village, then do the whole thing in reverse, except I don’t think we’ll be in Niamey that long on the way back, and my flights back all happen within one day, August 8th. If I get a chance, I’ll post an update or two (with appropriate GPS coordinates!), but don’t count on it.
T-3 Hours and Counting.
PATRIOT Act to be Extended
As this Slashdot article notes, the US House of Representatives has voted to extend the PATRIOT Act. If they were trying to provide an effective answer to my post yesterday, I don’t think they’ve succeeded.
NOTICE TO USERS IN LJ LAND
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