It’s time that we talk about beer

On a recent Saturday, a friend stepped off one minibus just before it rear-ended another one. The driver was intoxicated. It was not yet 9am. I know that bus operators in Zambia are in a precarious position. Drivers work on tight margins and conductors can be easily replaced. Don’t get me started on the value…

Grounded for the night

When I returned to Zambia in January, I was surprised to learn that public transport vehicles were barred from moving between 21 hours and 05 hours. (Non-Zambians are likely to know these times as “9pm” and “5am.” Living in Zambia is great way for English-language speakers to learn the 24-hour clock.) Since this is a)…

Getting to those hard-to-reach places

On a recent visit to Lusaka I got in touch with a friend from Mongu who was staying with her family members. My primary goal was to visit my friend, although a close secondary goal was to have an excuse to travel to a part of Lusaka that I do not know well. I was…

Surprise!

Sometimes life brings surprises. Two such surprises came to me last week when conducting a Google search to see if this blog would be in the top ten results (using the search term = “Lusaka public transport”). Well, unfortunately this blog has not yet seen enough traffic to capture Google’s attention. Conversely, the search did…