Time flies here in Africa! Few days ago, I turned one more page to my journey and from Zambia I went to Botswana. Exactly one month ago I was in Zambia, the first three weeks with Christina (madnomad), to whom I offered some psychological support as she was trying to send her motorcycle back to Greece (she is still waiting for it!).
From Lubumbashi to Lusaka, the road is in perfect condition / Από το Lubumbashi και κάτω ο δρόμος είναι βιλούδο!
Tar road! / Άσφαλτος!!!
Accurate calculations to build the crate for the motorcycle and tell the exact cost (nothing is as it seems…) / Εδώ γίνονται οι απαραίτητες μετρήσεις (τρομάρα τους)…
Building the crate for Christina’s motorcycle / “Πάμε πακέτο” με τη Χριστίνα Πεφάνη!
Farewell to the motorcycle / Bye bye Λεωνείδα!!!
I have some good memories from Zambia (but not as good as those I have from the two Congos). Everything here has been so predictable, so quiet, so flat (tar road everywhere), so easy for a traveler. Of course I didn’t provoke my luck that much. I didn’t take the alternative route which connects Lusaka to Livingstone. I was dazzled by the many shopping malls which we had been visiting everyday with Christina drinking our coffee. But what else could we do? There is not much to see in Lusaka.
Drinking coffee and daydreaming / Μπες μες το καμπριολέ πάμε για κάνα καφέ.
You can do anything with this machine: buy some airtime, cigarettes, coffee etc / Μηχάνημα για όλες τις δουλειές. Ανανέωση χρόνου ομιλίας, τσιγάρα, φραπέδες και όχι μόνο!
One of the countless shopping malls in Lusaka / Ένα απ’τα αμέτρητα εμπορικά κέντρα στη Lusaka.
If you want to buy some souvenirs, here’s your chance / Αν θέλετε να αγοράσετε κανένα μπιχλιμπίδι Αφρικάνικο, η Lusaka είναι η καλύτερη ευκαιρία.
In Livingstone the things were a bit better. There are many things to do and to see not far away from the Victoria waterfalls (safaris for example) and the choices you have are innumerable (accommodation, restaurants and various activities). Tourists from every place on earth gather there. So, after I saw the waterfalls, I once more packed my stuff and passed to Botswana by boat.
Not that bad… / Χάλια μαύρα οι καταρράκτες…
Some bungee jumping / Άλλος κάνει τσάμπα κάμπινγκ κι άλλος μπάντζι τζάμπινγκ.
Humidity… / Πολύ υγρασία…
The best time to visit Victoria Falls is at the end of the rainy season, when the amount of water is bigger / Η καλύτερη εποχή για να τους επισκευτείς είναι το τέλος της βρόχινης περιόδου (πολύ περισσότερο νερό).
We (Stergios & Alexandra) are traveling around the world 2-up on a Vespa scooter. For 2.5 years we were in Africa & South America and very soon we'll be back on the road. Our book "Rice and Dirt" is now available.