29 January – Ouagadougou, 4:21pm
It's weird being in the capital and not taking advantage of being here besides seeing Americans, using internet, and eating at restaurants. I've been here for over 24 hours and have yet to pick up my packages or go shopping, or even buy phone credit. I picked up some new books from the TH, checked my facebook and email, and had our first VAC meeting this morning. It's kind of weird being here, but also still easy to fall back into more familiar surroundings – electricity, showers, fans, movies, etc. I've been meeting a bunch of new people from other stages, and after following them around I'm starting to feel a little more comfortable navigating around Ouaga.