Some people carry tea and coffee stations, others walk around with a sewing machine, clicking their scissors as they walk so people can hear and call them over for a quick repair if they need it. Others are in their tiny little shops, packed full of any miscellaneous items you might need. Others are selling vegetables, fruit, mattresses, furniture, shoes, clothes...
Others are cooking, or selling the meat to cook...
So much of life happens outside, on the side of the street. Oh, and don't forget your manicure or pedicure! Instead of driving to Wichita to get it done, you can just wait by your gate until someone with a mani/pedi station walks by! This was happening outside of Mom and Dad's gate.
Don't you just love the creativity of buying peanuts in whiskey and vodka bottles? They are really tasty peanuts too!
Mom and I went on a walk tonight to go pick up a few bottled cokes at one of the little stores in their neighborhood. #africanbottledcokeisthebest
The fruit they have cut open doesn't always look super fresh or appealing to buy... especially with all of the dust and sand everywhere! But I love how they stack their tomatoes so carefully and high
Mom is a pro at negotiating good prices for her fresh produce! The vendors know they can't get away with making the prices go up when she comes around!
Niamey may be very dusty, but it's a beautiful, colorful, and lively place! We are having so much fun and our time is going by so quickly! We are packing lots of card games and crafting into these days as well as discovering the city and people! Who knows what tomorrow will bring! :)