Monthly Archives: April 2016

Victoria ShortFalls

Poverty is rampant in Zambia in spite of  being a tourist destination. Unemployment is extremely high and government-funded education only goes through 7th grade. Given these circumstances I was pleasantly surprised to see how friendly the people are and what a … Continue reading

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Zambia Side of the Falls

Years ago (2001) when I did a canoe safari down the lower Zambezi I was technically in Zimbabwe except when I put my foot on the opposite shore.  However, as one who has collected countries now for over 10 years, … Continue reading

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More About Maseru

My second and third encounters in Lesotho’s capital city, Maseru, were quite different from the road block.  Needless to say I didn’t ask directions upon leaving the Ak47 toting police, just drove out of there quickly, hoping to find a familiar … Continue reading

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Almost Left in Lesotho

Moments after passing through the border my travel partner and I were stopped at a road block by 6 policemen brandishing AK47’s . We were asked to get out of the car and present our declaration of the goods we … Continue reading

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