Monthly Archive: February, 2012

The Long Walk to Livingstonia

We awake in Chitimba to a few unpleasant sights. First is the light sprinkling of rain that threatens to prevent us from walking up to Livingstonia. Second is a glimpse of the curious… Continue reading

Lost in Malawi

From Lusaka, it’s a trip of several stages to Lilongwe, Malawi: a bus to Chipata, a shared taxi to the Zambian border, a walk across to the Malawian border, another shared taxi to… Continue reading

Go Chipolopolo!

Go Chipolopolo! Nous arrivons à Livingstone, Zambie, le lendemain de la victoire des Chipolopolo en finale de la Coupe d’Afrique des Nations au Gabon. La ville est en effervescence : klaxons et vuvuzela… Continue reading

Mosi-Oa-Tunya

An overnight journey in the once-luxurious private compartment of a National Railway of Zimbabwe train brings us to Victoria Falls.  Departing Bulawayo at 7:30pm, it chugs along slowly and stops often, in order… Continue reading

Chez Ncube, Bulawayo

It’s 14 hours from Johannesburg to Bulawayo on the Intercape, with two stops. The first stop is the border town of Musina, where the bus refuels at the Engen Station. It’s 1am when… Continue reading

Three o’clock

Three o’clock on Wednesday, 8 February 2012. We’re sitting on the floor of our friend Lindy’s flat in Craighall Park, Johannesburg. We’ve emptied our flat, left our jobs, handed in a thesis, and… Continue reading