Finding Little America in Niger

We’ve now officially been here a month and decided to celebrate by going into Niamey, the capital city, for the day. We’d spent the past month hearing about the infamous American Recreational Center where there is free wifi, creamy chocolate milkshakes, cheeseburgers and even a pool! After a cramped bus ride, a pit stop at the anasara (foreigner) grocery store we’ve arrived at Little America! Of course, its not all we hoped and dreamed for. The wifi isn’t working, they’re out of cheeseburgers and everything is far too expensive for our meager Peace Corps salaries but its still different from the constant heat and beans and rice that we’ve become accustomed to. Happy Sunday everyone!