Store frontages

Mikey requested photos of the grocery store fronts so here they are.

To get to the Super Spar at the Crossroads shopping center (really just a corner strip mall type place) you have to go through these tall pillars and a small enclosed courtyard.  This one is the closest to us and the American International School (about 3.5 miles away).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a peak through those pillars above and through the courtyard to the grocery store in the back.  To the left of this photo is that little coffee shop I mentioned where the winner of the Zambia-wide barista competition works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a better photo of the coffee place mentioned above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a photo of the entrance to the Pick n Pay, where I like to shop.  As you can see it’s in another strip-mall type shopping center.  I couldn’t get an up close photo because the guards immediately pounced on me and said pictures weren’t allowed.  I said, okay, I won’t take anymore, and all was well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this shopping center above (the Woodlands shopping center) is the Blue Moon Cafe, to the right of this photo in a corner store (you can’t see it here).  That’s where I get my bagels and they are really good.

So, if you have any friends in Zambia and they are whining about how primitive it is, don’t believe a word they say!  As you can see it’s very comfy and easy — Africa lite.  (Well, it is a pain-in-the-butt when the power goes out and the internet connection is MUCH slower and sometimes spotty but all-in-all, it’s pretty cushy here.)

 

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6 Responses to Store frontages

  1. Christy says:

    “So, if you have any friends in Zambia and they are whining about how primitive it is, don’t believe a word they say! As you can see it’s very comfy and easy — Africa lite. (Well, it is a pain-in-the-butt when the power goes out and the internet connection is MUCH slower and sometimes spotty but all-in-all, it’s pretty cushy here.)”

    I think it depends on where you are. We were in Kalomo last year and the stores are delapatated shacks. I don’t know how they don’t float away in the rainy season! 🙂 In Livingstone, it was very much like you described- much more modern and touristy.

  2. Mikey says:

    Wow, thanks for those Kimm. Would it be too much to ask for some interiors, too. Yes, but…

  3. Mikey says:

    Wow, thanks for those Kimm. Would it be too much to ask for some interiors, too? Yes, but…

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