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 …

southern

I am really bad at being a southerner. I don’t like sweet tea, am completely uninterested in monograming anything {everything}, I spent years training to give speeches without letting on that I have a drawl and probably most condemningly, since given the choice as an adult, have chosen to spend …

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 …

night

The stars are out in full force tonight. You’ll have to take my word for it, because the best the iPhone can do is an apparently blank slate. I stood for a minute to count all that I could and made it to 100 before deciding my efforts were fruitless; …