Category Archives: Zambia

My Trail-Blazing Friend Fridah

It’s now been a month since I’ve come back from Zambia, and life at home has been quite busy. I got married to my fiancé, and I am just now starting to settle down to look for a new job, … Continue reading

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Living Positively – Meet Pastor Zulu

Just a few weeks into my internship here in Zambia, I meet with Pastor Zulu in Lusaka at an Annual Partners Meeting held by the Southern African Aids Trust—HAPN’s current donor. He practices (and preaches) the very behaviors needed to … Continue reading

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Amalalo in Mokambo and what HAPN is Doing About It

Leaving late on a Monday afternoon on a field visit to HAPN’s Mokombo/Murundu Zone, it was clear to see the challenges in HIV and AIDS prevention at the Zambian/Congolese border. At 4:30 pm, the immigration office on the Zambian side … Continue reading

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Chimfunshi: Chill’n With the Chimps

On the weekend, I decided to go to the Chimfushi Wildlife Orphanage, and it is definitely something I would do again if I ever make it back to Zambia. It’s located about an hour and a half outside of Chingola … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap: from Youth … to Adulthood

On one of my near 10 hour trips from Mufulira in the Copperbelt to Lusaka, I had a nice chat with a friendly man a few years my junior on my transfer in Kitwe. He was working with the Eurostar … Continue reading

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Spice’n it Up in Zanzibar

If you’ve ever been to Zanzibar, you know it, you did it, and chances are you liked it  – the Spice Tour. I had no idea what was going to happen, I just signed up. It was the cheapest touristy … Continue reading

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So, so much has happened these past few weeks in Tanzania. I went on Safari and spent time in Dar Es Salaam and on the east coast island of Zanzibar. I’ve seen incredible beauty and wildlife, and sunrises and sunsets … Continue reading

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Runaway Train – Travel to Tanzania

(Written the 2nd week of December) So the night before leaving, I decided to go to Tanzania with two of my brand new German friends from Namibia. On the day of leaving, I still didn’t know if it would happen. … Continue reading

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Monopoly. Cards picked – “ take 2 steps back, your fiancé’s flight has been cancelled”, and “ jump ahead to 6, 10, 12, 1, and 12 again, and then go back to 6 to pick up your temporary permit”.

In Mufulira when the internet connection is bad or not working, other than the explanation that ‘it’s because of the rains [here]” sometimes it’s because ‘it’s raining in Italy.” I could hardly contain myself when I heard this. And just … Continue reading

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Commemorating World AIDS Day

Apologies for being blogolate – I hope you enjoy this blog about World AIDS Day.

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