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  • Hippos with beach balls. And rusks (But without hippo's)It was good to be back in Zambia. Ignoring hotels in Mongu, it is generally a very friendly, relaxed kind of place, where they don't worry about pretty much anything: [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/7280/P9030451.jpg thumb=http://photos.travelle Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Sep 19, 2009
  • Wild Zambia Zambia is a country of pot holed dirt roads lin Posted by daveliz in Dave & Elizabeth's World Adventure | Sep 8, 2009
  • The Long Way to Lilongwe : Part 1After leaving our rather sooty mark on Zambia we pedalled on to Lusaka and managed to arrive without causing too much more disruption. Lusaka is a big hectic capital city. As we approached it and the buildings grew bigger we Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Aug 23, 2009
  • Leaving Livingstone So we finally managed to drag ourselves away from Livingstone. You know you've stayed too long when the grass under your tent is yellow! Cliff the Cowboy escorted us out of the town in style and we headed off into Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Aug 12, 2009
  • Cliff the Cowboy!Cliff used to work for one of the tour companies and noticed a disturbing phenomenon: Livingstone was becoming more and more divided. The tourists were too scared to go to the 'black' areas and the blacks becoming resentful of the Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Aug 3, 2009
  • Victoria Falls Travelling 2000km to get to Vic falls was definitely worth it. They are incredible.. 1.8km wide, 100m deep (Niagra is about 1km wi Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Jul 27, 2009
  • Chobe National park to LivingstoneChobe NP is a spectacular park around the Chobe and Zambezi rivers.. the locals extremely friendly (as usual). This little guy gave us a delicious bream straight from the Zambezi. The Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Jul 26, 2009
  • What's the Deal with the Giraffe?One time, probably in Livingstone but it could have been elsewhere, I ordered two glasses of wine from the hostel bar, and as the bloke behind the counter corked the Merlot, I plonked Fred on the bar stool next to Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Jul 7, 2009
  • Hamish...Going through some old photos a few days ago just for the heck of it, I stumbled across this: I had completely forgotten that I had taken it, and don't know why i did. But it turns out that t Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Jul 4, 2009
  • A Slow Zambian Get-AwayThe day of leaving Lusaka for good finally came, and oddly enough, it didn't feel like much; it didn't feel real, leaving my lovely family, and especially the kids. Rich and I took a bus to Kapiri Mposhi, a nowhere town Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Apr 17, 2009
  • The Ku'ombokaKuomboka is one of the many traditional ceremonies of the 73 tribes of Zambia, and quite possibly the biggest- certainly the best-known. As the plains around Mongu flood, the Lozi king is moved in a large barge and in an Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Apr 12, 2009
  • Welcome to the Next Tick-Box, HoneyI left Namibia on a hot, packed bus, clutching a box of cheesecake and feeling slightly sunburnt, heading back to Livingstone, and my African motherland, Zambia. Now, I wasn't hugely excited to come back to Zambia, but I did have a Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Apr 8, 2009
  • Solace of the FamiliarThe day of leaving Lusaka finally came; the last party at the school- I rode to work in a rickety minibus, wearing a brand new red chitenge dress my tailor had made specifically for the occasion, and holding a huge Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Feb 20, 2009
  • Last Thoughts on LusakaWhen I left our centre on Friday, fighting my way in the dusty heat into town, occasionally beating a leering man with my umbrella, I suddenly realised I only have to walk there and back five times- an incredibly uplifting Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Feb 8, 2009
  • How to Catch a CriminalJust before Marianne, my Finnish friend, went back home, her backpack was stolen in Manda Hill, from Subway (out of all places), from under her seat as she was telling Sari and me about her plans for her last week. A Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Jan 30, 2009
  • Week in the Life of a VolunteerEver looked back at something, thinking it was just so odd? As my time in Lusaka is rapidly nearing it's end, the oddness of everything seems to have trebled. I keep seeing things that I wish I could just tape Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Jan 25, 2009
  • ...But a Black JanuaryIn January, everything is quite bleak. It is, by far, the most boring month; people return to their offices, bleary and depressed, to find that the tinsel that circles their desk and which looked so festive last month simply seems Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Jan 16, 2009
  • Almost RoseyWhen the shock of living in the ugliest city in the world had finally settled in, about two weeks after I arrived to Lusaka in early September, I started counting down the days until I get to go travelling. At Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Dec 16, 2008
  • The Token White ChickMaybe I'm a bit naive, but I never really paid much attention to skin colour in general in Europe. I was certainly never particularly aware of being white. It's not like I looked in the mirror and thought, right, I'm Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Dec 13, 2008
  • Danish Pig Fest in LusakaLast Friday morning, I had just finished reading the newspaper, biased and poorly-written like every day, and was wondering how I should spend the remaining seven hours of the day, when our director walked in. "Maaret. We've been invited to the Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Dec 6, 2008
  • Conversations With Cultural Differences"Do you have a boyfriend?” The very young man sitting across from my desk asked. It was silent, except for the rain pouring down; a very damp, grey Tuesday afternoon, and it reminded me of autumn back home. Our yard Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Dec 1, 2008
  • Where There's a Will, There's a PubTwo weeks ago, Hanna and I got very very fed up with Lusaka. So fed up, in fact, that we had to get away. To anywhere. I was tired of getting home in the evenings after fighting my way through Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Nov 26, 2008
  • (Funny?) Tales of the CityI spend half my life in Zambia waiting. I wait for buses, for people, for something to happen. It's hot, mid afternoon, and I'm trying to gather up my colleagues, trying to usher them together in the middle of the Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Nov 12, 2008
  • A Hippo Under the TentLast month, when I first met the Polish Mafia, we had a great idea. We decided to do a road trip to South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern Province. Naturally, I took charge of the plan, picked a weekend Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Nov 6, 2008
  • On the Verge of New Zambia?The tension on the high street's growing by the hour. People are more animated and vocal, and the population of Lusaka has seemingly tripled. I am at an internet cafe on the 11th floor in a city-centre high riser, and Posted by Ofelia in Where is Maaret? | Oct 29, 2008

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