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Checking out Luggage! #1448

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Changing Tire

This is the slowest internet I think I have ever been at...tried and failed to upload just 2 pics...took 20 min and by then I had lost the site and the pics! We left Niamey at 6 am...Abdul drove us to station. Was to be a 12 hour trip, bus was filled with Hag Muslims returning so we stopped for prayers regularly even when we had previously stopped just half hour before "prayer time"! Had a flat tire which took 45 min and at least a fourth of the road was potholes or gravel due to road reconstruction. We had planned to get to Zinder early enuf to see the town, instead it was zemijohns(motor bikes) to Auberge Maroua where we paid outrageous price only to leave at 4:30 am for bus out. Next bus doesn't come thru til Fri so only option would be to hire a taxi,very $$ to Diffa. At station we met 4 PCVs who were stationed in Zinder heading to Ouago and onward to Africa Cup soccer in Ghana! Jake was jealous.

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