on going to the bathroom in niamey...


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September 27th 2005
Published: September 27th 2005
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if you're lucky the toilet will be a porcelein lined hole in the floor with convenient non-skid foot places
if you're unlucky, it'll be a hole in the ground
they're usually open to the air if it's at someones house
there's always a plastic teapot for washing afterwards in various colors; blue and white stripes, green and white, yellow and blue
there's no toilet paper
ever
our house has flush toilets so when we're out we have to hold everything but pee
today at yazi dogo's house, a widely known nigerien actor who gave us our nigerien names, there was a cockroach in the hole...

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2nd October 2005

Happy birthdy Lily!
Oct 6...how will you celebrate? Have a great birthday, Lily!! xo, Leslie

Tot: 1.16s; Tpl: 0.045s; cc: 5; qc: 43; dbt: 0.0248s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb