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48 hours to San Francisco

(Dustin’s last post) Over the last week or two in Zambia a low level theme had been brewing about how I was going to get home.  The complication was that my flight left from Malawi, but we were ending our … Continue reading

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Dustin’s Falls

(Dustin again) The Thursday morning the plan was to head to the Zambian National Park around the falls to take in the beauty from there, and maybe make it over to the Zimbabwe side too if there was time.  Julianna … Continue reading

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Return to Livingstone Island

(Dustin again) With Julianna having spent nearly two weeks in Livingstone earlier in the trip, I had the benefit of coming into town with an experienced tour guide!  She had identified the not to miss activities, and (of course!) had … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Part 2!

Dustin here, back for my assignment of a final quartet of ‘guest blogs’ to sum up the last part of my time in Zambia with Julianna.  This first post couldn’t come on a more appropriate day, given that today is … Continue reading

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Walking South Luangwa

(from Dustin again) Monday morning brought one of the other unique aspects of South Luangwa, a walking safari.  Apparently very few other parks offer them, in part because the safari vehicles provide a significant amount of safety (the animals don’t … Continue reading

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Going Dutch

(from Dustin again) Although our experience at Flatdogs so far had been perfect, the next day we branched out to another company for our time in the park.  We were only staying two nights, so we (well, mostly I) wanted … Continue reading

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An Evening in South Luangwa

(Posting from Dustin) Following a short night’s sleep and tiring journey to the park, we took the opportunity to catch up on a little rest with a nice afternoon nap in our riverfront digs. From our bed we could watch … Continue reading

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Flatdogs

Dustin here, with an interlude from the weekdays of authentic Zambian experiences to the ultimate in cliché African adventures… a weekend of safari.  After two nights in our tent at Dean’s in Chipata I already started lobbying for upgrading to … Continue reading

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A Last Supper…

Dustin here, entering a place holder until Julianna gets into full swing.  We had our last dinner together for a while, so made the best of it with salad and steak from the Noe Valley Farmer’s market (with a little … Continue reading

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