The Uncommon Man

June 09, 2006

Zambia Trip - Entry 5

Blog entry from Steven, sent Thursday, June 8, 2006 18:29

We arrived in Zambia early this morning, safe and sound.

It's been a day of driving around Lusaka, trying to figure out how to deal with phone, money, accommodations, printing. The logistics were a pain, but the experience of driving around an African city has been amazing. Check out our photos on Snapfish (I'll send the link soon). The people have been warm and friendly. Humanity is so similar, and so different, around the world. Definitely lots of views of people literally scratching out a living - breaking stones on the side of the road, selling things to cars at intersections.

One stop in our travels today was particularly poignant. We visited Stephen Mbati's father in a small hospital. He is very sick with prostate cancer. His mother maintains a constant vigil at his bedside, along with other family members who come and go. The conversation turned to U.S. politics, of which they are very knowledgeable. The feelings are clearly frustration and confusion about the role of our country on the world stage. We empathized and agreed.

Steven

Posted by Russell at June 9, 2006 07:58 PM

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Hi
I wish to commend what the two guys are Zambia are doing. I was really amazed and eleated to discover what they are up to. Iam really happy and wish to support the idea all the way.

Chikalanga
University of Zambia

Posted by: chikalanga at June 11, 2006 07:50 AM

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