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Every day is an opportunity – don’t make grand plans for tomorrow only to forget about today! – Ishtar

Today I stumbled upon Ishtar’s blog – here is a little intro to her blog by Ishtar herself:

The greatest Niger fan you can find – this blond Scandinavian cannot think of a better way to live her life than working for Eden Foundation in the Tanout zone. This blog is about living life as an unpaid volunteer, trying to make the best out of every day (sometimes possible, sometimes not) while helping the people of the least developed area of the least developed country in the world achieve a sustainable life.

Ishtar news

So how is life in Tanout, Niger? Here is a slideshow to find out.

About Ishtar’s foundation called Eden :

There are 250,000 known plant species in the world, but only 20 of them provide 90% of our food.

We believe that the key to prosperity for the poor lie in underexploited, edible trees and bushes
– the lost treasures of Eden.

Her blog & sites have great  info – like for example the Sahara Crosser’s corner 🙂 and a fresh view about the things that really matter – I am really happy I came accross this link.

And since music (according to me) says more then words about any country, here is a YouTube video I found about the music of Niger:


Great initiative – learn Moroccan one word at a time at

Moroccan language blog

great idea for all those learning & teaching languages.