Monthly Archives: July 2010

Food and Drink

Why do I travel?  I travel because I am fascinated and challenged by my connections with people who live lives different than my own.  I love to see new places and to, as my good buddy Katie says, “meet people … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Happy Independence Day! While my friends and colleagues, Nancy and Matt headed off to do some additional touring (they were in Livingstone for three short days while I was staying longer), I enjoyed a leisurely morning following by an 8 … Continue reading

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Evening Cruise on the Zambezi

Don’t be tricked by *my* title of “Evening Cruise on the Zambezi” — this was actually touted as the “booze cruise.”  And it was targeted at young backpackers, trekking through Livingstone, interested in pursuing one another, and the booze cruise … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home, while on the road in Southern Province

Throughout my time in Livingstone, I was stationed at Jollyboy’s Campsite (not to be confused with the affiliated but 1km away Jollyboy’s Backpackers).  Jollyboy’s is *the* place to stay if you are traveling on your own or with a small … Continue reading

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Livingstone

David Livingstone named Victoria Falls in the 1850s, and this provincial and tourism capital is named after him.  Livingstone was my first experience of a mid-sized Zambia town, and because of the large tourist base, it has many amenities not … Continue reading

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World Cup

What does it mean to be in close proximity to where the World Cup is happening?  Lots of fans, lots of excitement, and a near total infatuation by all encountered with the game.  Dustin and I have had the good … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a Researcher

What does it mean to be doing research for one’s dissertation?  Well, here is a rough picture of how it has worked so far… Wake between 430am and 630am, depending on my ability to block the roosters Read news, check-in … Continue reading

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The Africa I Remember

St. Theresa’s Prayer May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts … Continue reading

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Artists and Markets

Much of our first weekend in Lusaka was spent at markets, appreciating local art, and trying our hand at public transport. Matt and I decided to strike out on our own to find the Henry Tayali Art Center (HTAC).  And … Continue reading

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It’s Official: I’m the old lady of the group

Thursday, June 24th was our youngest colleague’s 24th birthday.  Of the four graduate students working on this project, Peter is 26, Nancy is 25, Matt is 24, and I am a whopping 28 (soon to be 29 in less than … Continue reading

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