Category Archives: travel

Leaving Zambia


This is the blog post I’ve been avoiding for about a month now. Or, rather, it’s been avoiding me. Even now, it still is. I wanted to write something reflective, perhaps draw some conclusions, but it seems it’s still too … Continue reading

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And back in time again a bit


Just wanted to share more pics of our wildlife weekend. The best bit without a doubt was kayaking on the river at 6am – sooo peaceful. The only sounds were the crickets and the odd plop or splash in the … Continue reading

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Back a bit…


I’m doing this the wrong way round, as these pics are from the fantastic weekend a friend and I spent staying in a lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River a few weeks ago. This was our reward for the ‘big bus, little … Continue reading

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Final countdown.


Had very eventful couple of weeks. Starting with the bad news – Marijke and the baby and three colleagues were in horrendous car crash last weekend, driving down to Livingstone for work. The car slipped off the road in heavy rain, … Continue reading

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Travel in hope – well, in a bus. And a boat.


This weekend I’d arranged to go and stay with a friend who’s based in Chongwe, a village on the outskirts of Lusaka, as it’s pretty quiet there and I think she was getting a bit bored. However, as she pointed … Continue reading

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George compound, Lusaka


Joyce and Veronica from the Residents’ Development Committee of George compound. Just two of many utterly inspirational women.

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Kawama Compound in Kitwe, Copperbelt Province


We drove about 400km north to Kitwe, Zambia’s second largest city, in the Copperbelt Province. We interviewed the Residents’ Development Committee at Kawama Compound, who are members of the Homeless and Poor People’s Federation.

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