travel days

I truly love travel days. There is something about living in Zambia that is easy to forget that I am living in Zambia. Sure, there are some things that make it obvious- the smell of smoke in the air, the constant swirling of dust, the bumpy roads, the schools, the …

silence

For a long time, I thought of Africa as a quiet place. Somehow, I’d gotten the image of wide open sandy spaces and the rough whisper of a safari guide in a Land Rover as he pointed to a nearby lion preparing to pounce on an unsuspecting zebra. It’s a …

excitement!

For weeks {months} people have been talking about the new mall opening in Ndola. It’s been under construction since before my arrival and has slowly, slowly, slowly materialized before my eyes. In expat circles, the conversations are almost always tempered with an undertone of “let’s not get too excited just …

visitors

There are significant perks to having people come visit Wiphan (read: me). The least of these are not the sweet, sweet goodies that are currently overflowing from my cabinets. (I’m not hoarding, per say. I’m just determining what I don’t feel guilty about eating and not sharing with others. It’s …