Between the Petit Marche towards the Place de la Repúblique, there is the pottery small market, a terracota receptacles decorated, called "canaries". Used to hold water, it keeps the water fresh because the porosity of the material
Tradition based in the culture of the tee is deeply rooted in the lifestyle and customs of all ethnic groups in Niger. You can not leave the country, much less understand its people, unless you sit with them to take the tea and see the ritual about it . You can see it in many places in the streets or maybe invite you to enter a house. Enjoy it!!!
For change money the best is go to the bank. Some of them do not change foreign currency and other charges comisions. The Bank of Africa or Boa can be a good option. If you want to get money with credit cards, ATMs are very difficult to find in the city. A good site is at the hotel Gaweye or the BIA banks.
In almost every street there are small food street. You can eat here in the street and share the experience with the people, for less than one euro. around you, waiting and respecting your food, many children will be walking through the city with a plastic plate hung with a rope around his neck looking for food.
You can see that no one finishes his food on the plate, always leaves something for these children. It is the rule of the street.
5 km. downstream from Niamey, there is a beach in the river Niger, a relaxing place where beat the heat of the day and meet people.