To see where I have been so far, check out my map as I count down the final 93 countries on the road to all 193 UN countries. Niger is my 108th country.
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West African country, Niger, is one of the poorest countries on the continent, and not high on the tourist circuit. I arrived late in the evening in the capital of Niamey and checked into my walled guest house owned and operated by a French ex-pat.
I spent two hot and dusty days in Niamey. My first afternoon I spent time cruising on the Niger River at sunset, watching life on the river pass by. The next day was a tour of Niamey with a taxi driver, checking out local markets, the grand mosque, and taking in daily life. During my time there, I did not see any other tourists.
Niger – 108th Country