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less thirsty for the falls
Livingstone / Zambia · 2017 street normalities
The falls fell and they fell plenty, and while that seems to be implied in the name Victoria Falls, it’s Victoria Walls during dry season.
And Livingstone was plenty green and that isn’t always a given either with towns and stuff. My tent was happy to have me back, because it isn’t really itself when it isn’t pitched.
And Lusaka was Lusaka. I don’t know what else to tell you. I waited out the two weeks to the wedding, worked a lot, walked some, and didn’t find out a single thing about this capital. It was my 6th year on the road and sometimes it felt like I’d clocked off already. I was sluggish and less thirsty, a bit of a mushy vegetable here and there.
passages ENTREPRENEURS | In parts of the world where people work towards the next meal and not success, where they have less than little, where visions are lived from day to day, where no government backs them, where nobody gets a handout, where education and opportunity aren’t givens, where the grip of circumstance is firm and the odds stacked against change, you find resolute, resourceful and meritorious entrepreneurs at every corner.
the best view for free, I take it
Victoria Falls Bridge / Zambia · 2017 viewtiful
in the place to be, teddies riding free
Lusaka / Zambia · 2017 blue teddy
places / stories
Victoria Falls / Season Reason
Victoria Falls / Zambia · 2017 water ghosts
There was a dualism to the falls and no way other than luck to squeeze yourself in-between. During dry season the falls were just walls, while rainy season had them so swollen with water and mist that they seemed to swallow themselves.
Victoria Falls / Zambia · 2017 black frame
The rainbows were the silver linings of the mist, and sometimes there were two of these rainbow linings at once.
Victoria Falls / Zambia · 2017 when one rainbow just isn't enough
Victoria Falls / Zambia · 2017 lizzard queen
Victoria Falls / Zambia · 2017 monkey prince
Victoria Falls / Zambia · 2017 metal kiss
Livingstone / Greener
Livingstone / Zambia · 2017 no dumping
Livingstone / Zambia · 2017 plots 4 sale
Those who had been told those who hadn’t that Livingstone was green, green, green, but arriving with these expectations, it was more green, green than green, green, green.
Livingstone / Zambia · 2017 cruel beauty
Livingstone / Zambia · 2017 holy brick
Livingstone / Zambia · 2017 water box
Lusaka / Bubbly
Lusaka / Zambia · 2017 accept land or car
Lusaka had grey parts and green parts, and if you were to sit in a satellite and look down, you’d know very well what I mean, and I was in a green part – Kabulonga – where life was easier. And in my green bubble Lusaka didn’t feel like a city of millions or a city of poverty, but like a large park with houses and mansions and malls in it, with high walls and strong fences to keep the bubble bubbly.
Lusaka / Zambia · 2017 top floor brand
Lusaka / Zambia · 2017 concrete cluster
Lusaka / Zambia · 2017 mansion muscle
Himalayas / Hiking Alone, Astray & Everestless
when you set out to see Everest, but Everest doesn’t care
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