Author Archives: juliannarigghillard

Zikomo Twarumba

(Thanks a lot in Nyaja) I am on my way out of Lusaka and preparing for arrival in San Francisco.  I cannot wait to be back home, see Dustin, Jersey, my folks, sleep in my own bed, and settle back … Continue reading

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Is it malaria?

After arriving in Lusaka, and then traveling to Livingstone, I was struck by a powerful cold.  So powerful that it laid me low for five days…  and then has had a recuperation period going on four+ days.  The combination of … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary!

Happy 6th Anniversary, Dustin!  Thank you for being an amazing, committed partner who challenges me to be and do my best, gives me the space to be myself at all times, and is my number one fan.  Getting married to … Continue reading

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Quotes

As I early noted, I have a quote book that I have been using in my (almost) daily meditations (especially the Prayer for Travelers and St. Theresa’s prayer).  I thought I would share a few of the quotes and prayers … Continue reading

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Poor Africa

If there is one expected sentiment when traveling in Africa, it is that people anticipate that they will feel sad and sorry for the people they meet.  I surely expected this my first trip to Africa (now almost a decade … Continue reading

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Coming Home to you…

There is always one song that really resonates with me when I am traveling — mostly about traveling and home.  Previous hits have been Micheal Buble’s “Home” and the Indigo Girls’s “Leaving.”  This trip’s song is Patty Griffin’s “Coming Home … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lusaka

After a trying morning of getting to Lusaka, our arrival was sweet.  We were dropped at Arcades (a large shopping complex) and headed to Mint, a restaurant specializing in wraps, salads, crepes, and coffee :).  YUM. Our Lusaka hosts, Anna … Continue reading

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Traveling in Zambia

Traveling by road in Africa is dangerous.  As my friend Ben told me, even in Lusaka, there are no trauma centers, and there is one emergency doctor in the capital (but he only works three days a week).  Outside of … Continue reading

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Where the President stays…

We were so excited for the next two nights at Chimwemwe Lodge in Petauke.  We were told that this was where the President stays when in town, and we made reservations in the best of the three categories of rooms.  … Continue reading

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Dancing the night away…

With a full week of hard travel under our belts, we were looking forward to an easy weekend.  We had explored different options to get us out of Katete sooner — and to the Chimwemwe Lodge in Petauke (where the … Continue reading

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