Monthly Archives: October 2011

Flatdogs Lodge — South Luangwa

We had a great time at Flatdogs and South Luangwa National Park, despite the heat (I know, my whining about the heat is getting old but have I told you how hot it is????). Here were our accommodations.     … Continue reading

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Proflight

We took Proflight to Mfue to reach Flatdogs, our South Luangwa destination.  Now, I’m used to flying in small planes.  While growing up my dad had first a 4-passenger something or other, and then a 6-passenger.  We flew at least … Continue reading

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Homicidal Weather

When people talk about weather in Lusaka they usually brag about how beautiful it is.  But then, they add, there’s October.  Ever since we moved here in January everyone warned me about how miserably hot October would be. So, when … Continue reading

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South Luangwa

We’ve been here for more than ten months and hardly gotten out of town.  Thom’s job keeps him busy days, nights, weekends, holidays, and more!  Upon hearing about the wonderful trip a friend of Thom’s took we came to our … Continue reading

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Money Bags

Currently, our exchange rate in Zambia is about 4900 kwatcha to $1. This means that ordinary transactions, like buying a coffee, are in the thousands. Buying groceries entails an exchange of hundreds of thousands. Buying a car? Well, that takes … Continue reading

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Our Circus Dog

I know every dog owner thinks their dog is brilliant, but ours really are!  In a matter of 5 minutes I taught Coco the “jump through a hoop” trick, using a cement block wall on our property.   She’s not … Continue reading

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Goodbye Candles, Hello Solar Lamp

You would have thought it was Christmas here yesterday!  Thom gave Bernard and Danny their solar power lamps/cell phone chargers.         They were very surprised and appreciative.  After we went back into the house I looked out … Continue reading

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