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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka June 25th 2023

For the best park of ten years I lived and worked in lusaka leaving in 2006 and in 2023 I finally returned this time on holiday. A first glance lusaka hadn't really changed the urban sprawl had extended in all directions, traffic had increased and a few tower blocks had appeared, but the city itself still the same bustling with everyday life. 48 hours was the time I'd given myself to reacquaint myself with the capital. On the first day I hired a driver and toom a drive around the compounds where most Zambians live, nothing much had changed concrete block buildings with corrugated roofs smelly drainage ditches form the boundaries of streets, vendors selling anything and everything line the roads. In the evening went to a local mal for drinks the more affluent Zambians are ... read more
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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka December 30th 2019

2019 December 2nd times in Zambia! Joy’s Wedding party and staying Gwen’s house. Weather was very hot!! I could not handle it. Just lazy and relaxing in Gwen’s house. ... read more
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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka August 31st 2017

This year’s grand tour takes me to Zambia and Georgia. Not the most obvious pairing of countries to visit on one trip, but having missed Ireland’s previous match against Georgia in 2014, I wasn’t going pass on Tbilisi this time. But before that though, there is a return to Zambia after three years to see the children of WONS Orphanage again. And so Thursday night I set off from Gatwick Airport in the company of Tommy Feely – legendary Ireland cheerleader, storyteller and, truth be told, the main benefactor on the orphanage – and arrived in Lusaka (via Dubai) at 14:35 the next day. Our hotel collected us and took us straight to The Best Western Lusaka Grand on the outskirts of town. Imposingly grand looking from the outside (complete with palm treed swimming pool in ... read more
The bus to Kalimba
Crocodiles at Kalimba
Learning about the reptiles at Kalimba

Africa » Zambia » Lusaka » Kabulonga August 30th 2017

We arrived at Victoria falls late afternoon and our camp was less than 1km to the actual falls. It was to be the last few nights we would spend with our current group and there was lots to see and do. We pitched our tents- this time there wasn't a speck of dust to be seen and there was even grass (a rare luxury). After a much needed shower we headed out for dinner. It was a buffet and we were able to try crocodile, warthog, buffalo, grubs and tripe! We decided to leave the tripe but got stuck into everything else. Our favourite was by far the warthog (sorry pumba!) we were also treated to local music and dance. Back at the camp it was early to bed as we had planned to go to ... read more
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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka April 30th 2017

日本語下記にあります。Trip to Lusaka in Zambia. African is really interesting place for me. I had a Zambian assistant in Sapporo about a year ago.Then she go back home. We keep in touch. Then finally I visit her place. If I did not know anyone , I did not get to courage to go in there by myself with electric wheelchair. It had very deference Africa imagines to before. Shopping center is almost same to I know other world. People is looking fashionable. Walk around by myself is safer than I thought. People are kind. Market is very interesting and culturally. Life style is also.... I was very lucky . She show off and explains local life styles ,foods, houses , and more. I enjoy to stay in Zambia. Zambian assistant introduce other Zambian for my Personal assistant. ... read more
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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka March 7th 2017

Hej Alle, Status lige nu er, at jeg stadig sidder i Zambia selvom jeg burde være i Togo fra i søndags. Da jeg ankom til lufthavnen blev jeg afvist at komme afsted, fordi de for 2 uger inden havde lavet en ny visum regel for at komme ind i Ghana, hvor jeg flyver til. Selvfølgelig havde jeg ikke fået nogen information omkring det.. Derefter gik det kun ned af bakke. Om mandagen var det selvfølgelig helligdag i Ghana, så vi kunne ikke tage til ambassaden. Samtidig fandt vi ud af mit visum i Zambia udløb den 8. og jeg rejser ud af Zambia den 9. så det skulle også forlænges. Derefter mødte vi kun ekstremt ubehagelige mennesker, som brugte deres autoritet og magt på den mest uforskammede måde. Jeg har virkelig fundet ud af, at alle ... read more

Africa » Zambia » Lusaka February 22nd 2017

Hej Alle Vi har i denne uge arbejdet meget med Human Rights, hvor vi i dag var ude at snakke med et Human Rights Center. Det var rigtig spænende at snakke med nogen, som faktisk godt forstod at have almene menneskelige rettigheder som vi ser det. Dog er det bestemt ikke noget alment i Zambia. Her er der mange traditioner, som f.eks. bestemmer hvordan forholdet i et ægteskab skal være. Det er helt uhyggeligt, helt ned til hvad en kvinde må spise på en kylling til hvordan pengene er fordelt. F.eks. må en mand godt være en kvinde utro, men kvinden må ikke være manden utro, så skal de skilles. Man begynder hurtigt at sætte meget stor pris på de rettigheder der hjemme og jeg føler mig meget privilegeret, at være født i et land som ... read more

Africa » Zambia » Lusaka February 22nd 2017

Hej Her får i lidt billeder Knus... read more
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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka February 22nd 2017

Her er lidt billeder fra Lusaka hvor vi bor.... read more
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Africa » Zambia » Lusaka February 14th 2017

Hej Alle, Nu er der gået en uge og det føles næsten som en måned. Der er sket virkelig meget! Vi har haft rigtig mange spænende diskussioner omkring kulture, kristendomen (da zambianerne er meget troende) og meget mere. Vi har været ude at se en skole, hvor der var de sødeste og gladeste børn, som var helt vilde med at se os. På den skole skal vi undervise i morgen. Vi har været på markeder, båd cruise hvor vi har fejret fødselsdag i Kafue floden, et helt utroligt smukt sted! Det skal også lige siges at det er regntid, så de første par dage regnede det helt vildt, men nu har vi haft flere dage med høj sol og det er meget varmt! Derudover har vi været i kirken på universitetet, som vi bor lige ved ... read more




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