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Dar Es Salaam to Zambia by Train

January 25, 2006

A boy in the Mpika train station We took the train from Dar (Tanzania) to Kapiri Mposi (Zambia). It was supposed to be a 41 hour trip, but actually arrived 47 hours and 45 minutes late! 4 days is a long time to be on a train! I am in the process of writing up a detailed account, but in the mean time here is a link to the only high point of sitting in a train station all day:

Photos of Zambian kids in the Kasama and Mpika train stations.

Hell Sells!

A Roof Without Harvey Tiles is like Being Burnt in Hell Without a SaviourWe have all heard that “Sex Sells”. Perhaps it is the widespread Christianity here in Zambia, or perhaps it is just the owner’s personal preference, but one Zambian firm has decided to try a different approach. I’m calling it the “Hell Sells” approach. It is sort of a “buy from me or suffer eternal damnation” pitch. It is just as hot (pardon the pun) and as lacking in subtlety as the sex sells approach, so who knows, maybe it will start sweeping the red states?

A Roof Without Harvey Tiles is like Being Burnt in Hell Without a Saviour