Monthly Archives: February 2011

Update on the Leaning Tower

Prior to this weekend we hadn’t met our landlord — only his wife and mother-in-law — as he’s been busy being a bank VP in Mozambique.  But, he is very responsive via email.  So, when I asked him if the … Continue reading

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Growing, growing, growing…

Everything is growing over here in mid-summer Zambia.  Highs are around 80 F and lows around 60 F every day.  Clouds often build up throughout the day and then break into a relatively short pouring rain in the late afternoon, … Continue reading

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Plugging in…

We were electrically prepared when we moved here.  On our visit last September I went to the hardware store and bought a dozen or so Zambian plugs.  In most households square three-pronged plugs like these below are  used. Also, we … Continue reading

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Teen Boys

Just when I thought I was done with teen boys, in comes our electrician saying, you have to meet Jackie, she’s an American and a very good person.  He told us this the first week we were in Lusaka and … Continue reading

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On the Left…

Being a former British protectorate, Zambians drive on the wrong side…er…I mean left side of the road.  For me, it requires a whole new mindfulness while driving.  Everything is reversed, including the stick shift (you have to change gears with … Continue reading

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The Leaning Tower of Leopard’s Hill

The view from our kitchen window is lovely — our garden, orchard, and our leaning water tower.  The thing is, neither Thom nor I recall the tower as leaning as much as it is in the photo below when we … Continue reading

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No Licenses for Dirty Vehicles

We’re now the proud owners of a Toyota Hilux Surf!  I’ve never heard of a Hilux prior to coming to Zambia but they’re one of the most common vehicles here (the others being some sort of Land Rover, Toyota Prados … Continue reading

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