Fair payment

Having been away from Lusaka for a few years, I was able to experience at least one aspect of bus riding like a newbie: the gradual process of learning the fares. Fares in Lusaka are complicated. In principle, it is a modified fare-by-distance model, with a high base price for short trips that rises in…

Wait…OK, “tiye”, let’s go! Fast!

Everyone who has ridden a bus in Lusaka is familiar with the experience of sitting endlessly in an immobile vehicle as the conductor diligently (and deviously) tries to find “just one more.” But then, when the decision is finally made that the current passenger load is sufficient, the consideration of time rotates 180 degrees, with…