Friday, May 22, 2009


I like to ride my bike, but the trip from Chipata to Chadiza is five hours (minimum) of red dust kicked up by minibuses, dodging goats and dudes on bikes with no brakes, the stares of several hundred Zambians, warm Cokes (if you're lucky), and eyes burning from sweat-slicked sunscreen. At the end, you get to walk up the hill to fetch some ice-cold bathing water.

Some of the vistas are pretty nice, though.

1 comment:

Karen said...

Um, this might sound kind of wacky, but would swim goggles (the little Speedo kind, not the humongous face mask kind) be helpful to you? Anything to keep dust (and sweat) out of your eyes...