When I first moved to France in August of 2009 I considered my time there as a long layover. I couldn't have had a more wrong perception. My year and a half was so much more than just a stop on the way.
But this time, that's all it is. I arrived in Paris this morning, and will be staying until the 15th to rest and just be as I prepare for my 2 1/2 years in Niger.
Next stop: Niamey (in 7 days).