Saturday, October 26, 2013

Convenience Is Key

Yesterday marked week three of my stay in Burkina Faso. Every day is a new experience . Things that were commonplace  and familiar now are strange and unusual. Nothing is taken for granted any more. One thing that is shared, however,is the local convenience store.

It may not look like 7 Eleven but many of the same products can be found under one roof. Need yogurt, water , powdered milk or eggs ? No problem! Eggs stacked five layers high can be found sitting on the counter waiting to be taken home and tested for freshness. Drop one in a bowl of water . If it sinks, it is safe to use.

 On the highway away from your local convenience store? That is not a problem either! Just flag down one of the many vendors walking down the side of the highway in the blazing sun.You don't even have to leave your car.

Craving peanuts to snack on while watching the World Series ? We have that too !

Convenience is key!

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