November 2005

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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/cvwuaemp/domains/bartlog.be/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/cvwuaemp/domains/bartlog.be/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 906.
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In Line For Europe

Getting back to Europe was an expedition in itself. Friday evening, after a whole week of training – I spare you the details – we drove to the airport of Niamey to register our luggage. When we arrived, there was an enormous cue and the registration office wasn’t even open yet. So we waited in line, practicing our most deadly looks when some people made attempts to get in front of us instead of joining the end of the line.

Dragons

Niamey may be the capital of Niger and quite a big city at that, but it has ample of wildlife. This starts with the omnipresent lizards, that scatter everywhere when you set one foot in front of the other.

Another very present and extremely annoying animal is the mosquito. When the sun starts to set, around 5PM here, they turn up with voracious appetites. They will attack you like a dive bomber, and before you know you're covered with mosquito bites. This is bit worrying, because Malaria is quite a problem here despite the general lack of water in the country.

The Bart-Roast Is Excellent

Traveling to Niger may sound exotic, but a business trip is a business trip. I like the work I do here very much, but I won't bore you with stories of meetings and reports and so on.

I got pretty well used to the heat here, although I must confess I'm less active in the afternoon. It's murderous to go walking around in the full blaze of the sun.

First Impressions

So, I arrived well, albeit with a one-hour delay. Within five minutes of leaving the airport I saw a couple of camels. Niger is a beautiful country, but with the Sahara desert so close by it's bloody hot: between 31 and 35°C. And this is called the cold season here! So far things went great. I had an interesting weekend visiting the city of Niamey, its Petit Marché, the national museum (twice!) and two leather factories, one of which worked in a very traditional (and smelly) way. Photo's are following, but not during my visit. Internet is dead slow here.

Must go now, more info later.

B.

Out Of Africa

So this is it, all geared up for Africa. I won't be able to post any articles on my weblog, but I think Haloscan will be accessible. So I'll try to keep you informed through the comments under this post. If not, we'll find each other again in three weeks time.

An Apple A Day…

I worked with Apple computers before I ever touched the keyboard of a PC. That was the age when Apple already had a Graphical User Interface with windows and folders and icons, while Intel based systems relied on long and often very complex DOS commands. Windows 3.0 was a humorous attempt to mimic the user-friendliness of the Macintosh computers. At that time, I was mostly involved in the editing and page lay-out of our college magazine. I worked on the machines of the faculty’s Media Center or on the Mac of a mate of mine.