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Entries from February 2008

Luggage

February 24th, 2008 · No Comments

Yes – that was my luggage missing when we got to Regina.  Air Canada called Saturday at noon and said it had arrived.  They offered to deliver, but since I was going out and in a mood to put money in the new parking machines at the Regina International Airport, I went and picked it [...]

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Tags: Air Canada · Niger · Travel

And we’re home

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

So we’re home and only missing one bag, which may arrive on the 10:30 flight.

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Tags: Air Canada · Niger · Travel

Progress report

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

We are now in Toronto and have cleared customs. Our flight is delayed by one hour, so we will also be an hour late arriving in Regina. It all makes the trip home seem so normal and mundane.

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Tags: Air Canada · Niger · Travel

On the way home

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The team is now in Paris waiting for the flight to Toronto. We leave in 5 hours.

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Tags: Air Canada · Niger · Travel

Hey Mister – you wanna buy an onion?

February 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

And so it was that we found ourselves at the Maradi depot of the Air Transport company, a bus line serving Niger with connections to Nigeria and Benin. It was 4:30 am, and we had slept for 4 hours. Two days earlier, I had gone to the depot to buy tickets for our group, plus [...]

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Tags: Niger · Travel

Internet troubles

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

We continue to be plagued by internet troubles here at Maradi.  The computer acting as the gateway occasionally forgets that it has a network card, and will no longer serve up the internet over its network. It is frustrating and bewildering.

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Tags: Niger · Travel

Pictures from the drive to Galmi

February 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Our drive eastward to Maradi was split in two.  The first day, we drove to Galmi, stopping to visit a school project at Mailo.  Most of the pictures here are of the Mailo school visit.  The school had 24 students between the ages of 4 and 6 and was made of straw.  The students built it themselves.  Next [...]

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Tags: Niger · Travel