|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 10:30...got 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.