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Gaan jy darem vir ons kom hallo se die naweek, of spandeer jy dan weer al jou tyd in die Kaap?..

Ek is meeste van die tyd in Kaap, ons vlieg Saterdag oggend op Jhb toe vir n Troue in Parys en dan is ek vlieg ek weer Zambie toe Maandag oggend, so dink nie ek gaan kan kom inloer nie.

Die R&R is altyd lekker maar 4 dae tuis is eintlik maar vrek min, kry nooit al my goed gedoen en kom orals uit waar ek wil uitkom nie  :-[
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Minora as jy kans kry gaan neem n paar foto's by Chimpfundsi asb.
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Minora as jy kans kry gaan neem n paar foto's by Chimpfundsi asb.

Reply #5 op Bl 1 het n foto of 3 van Chimpfundsi. Maar ons was weer so 2 weke terug daar, so ek sal net by Gerda die foto's kry en dan post ek  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2012, 07:40:40 am »
The AFCON Champions, Chipolopolo (Aka Zambia) is playing against Ghana on Saturday. And since we are almost locals  O0, we organized 10 tickets to go watch the game.

Think it will be rather interesting to watch. Will post pictures after the weekend.
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Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
« Reply #64 on: June 14, 2012, 04:05:14 pm »
Minora as jy kans kry gaan neem n paar foto's by Chimpfundsi asb.

ChrisL, soos belowe





Jack and Gerda



Facial and body expressions















Just Chilling













And we end of the Sunday with a nice bottle of the Cape's finest

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Re: Life in Zambia **Back R&R - next stop Chipolopolo vs Ghana**
« Reply #65 on: June 14, 2012, 04:10:15 pm »
And our lease expires on Saterday, se we will be moving to Nabona Lodge, situated on the Kafue river

Sneek preview...










Will upload the soccer pictures tomorrow


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Re: Life in Zambia **Back R&R - next stop Chipolopolo vs Ghana**
« Reply #66 on: June 14, 2012, 04:12:28 pm »
Ok, another sneak preview:

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Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
« Reply #67 on: June 14, 2012, 07:49:30 pm »
Baie mooi daar!
Dit lyk of hierdie een geleer rook het:




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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0**
« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2012, 10:03:22 pm »
So Zambia was crowned the African cup of nations (AFCON) champions a while back despite that the odds where against them.

Word got out that they where playing Ghana in the new Ndola Stadium as part of the Fifa Qualifier for the world cup, so we decided that we had to go and support our team, Chipolopolo - the AFCON Champs  :deal:

The drive to Ndola took us about 2 hours.

The team that took the drive down:



Stadium slowly filling up while the players were warming up





Truly a spectacular sight. This was of course a present from the Chinese Government for some mining rights which the gladly accepted.



Ready for the game















The final prep before the big game





Ghana



VS

Zambia













During our world cup everybody bitched and moan about the 'Vuvuzela',



but it is f_ck ol compare to the noise this stuff makes. It is like a fog horn but is generater by compressed air through pushing a knob at the back, thus it never ran out of gas



Some action shots







and if you do not sit on the right seats, the police will come and intervene



enough said.....



Trompoppies providing some entertainment during half time



And the game of soccer will not be complete if there aren't some injuries involved, so the medics were always ready for action.









and just after he was carried off the field because he could not walk, he miraculously healed and as soon as the reached the touch line, he jumped up and sprinted back onto the field  ???





Zambia won the game 1-0 and my thoughts of the whole event was that I really enjoyed it. As an Afrikaaner, I never really picked up on the soccer scene and do not understand the rules 100%, but it was great fun. The 'Muzungu's' stood out like you would not believe and the locals enjoyed our presence and support.

The noise was something out of this world, Loftus se moer, these people are 110% more passionate about the game than most of the Pretoria North residents!!!

We opted to leave 15minutes before the end because we knew the parking would be a mess and we would like to be back before dark. . .and to our surprise, this is what we embraced.







Our vehicle nicely parked in





Now to clarify. This road is the national road leading to the Congo. It is not a parking lot. We parked between the main road so we would be able to get a quick getaway...nope, these people just stop when the oke in front of him comes to a standstill, get out the vehicle, lock and go  :eek7:

Luckily we have the 4x4 and there where 10cm to spare between the cars, so after about a 8 point turn, we managed to reverse back out and head back home.



This was truly a magical experience and a highlight so far.

Till our next adventure. . .






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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2012, 11:13:20 am »
Nice! :thumleft: Daardie stadium lyk splinter nuut. Of hulle pas hom baie mooi op en gedra hulle almal soos grootmense?
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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2012, 12:01:42 pm »
Nice! :thumleft: Daardie stadium lyk splinter nuut. Of hulle pas hom baie mooi op en gedra hulle almal soos grootmense?

Ja die stadion is splinter nuut. Een ding wat baie opvallend was, is dat ek niemand gesuip gesien het nie, so meeste van hulle het hulle soos grootmense gedra.
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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2012, 12:23:47 pm »
Went to Lusaka on a few occasions (at least 3 or 4 times a year for the last 3 years) for about a week or two, I will move there in a heart beat (the missus not so much as she is verrrrrrrrrrrrry family vas). The traffic is bad and nobody can drive but apart from that I can not fault the place. Less crime, it is waaaaaaay cleaner than most cities in SA and I am yet to see someone beg at a street corner.
Most of the people I dealt with was working 2 jobs (living cost is steep) but everybody seems happy to do what you ask of them and they just want to learn and sponge up as much knowledge as possible. I really dig the place.

We have been thinking of opening a branch there for some time now, as there is not much (If any) competition in our field there and the market is begging for a quality product and a proper corporate service.
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But for me, it's like a night out with a porn star, every time I press that starter button. Schneller! Schneller! Tiefer! Ja, ich bin geil! Ich komme!  >:D

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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2012, 12:55:23 pm »
Went to Lusaka on a few occasions (at least 3 or 4 times a year for the last 3 years) for about a week or two, I will move there in a heart beat (the missus not so much as she is verrrrrrrrrrrrry family vas). The traffic is bad and nobody can drive but apart from that I can not fault the place. Less crime, it is waaaaaaay cleaner than most cities in SA and I am yet to see someone beg at a street corner.
Most of the people I dealt with was working 2 jobs (living cost is steep) but everybody seems happy to do what you ask of them and they just want to learn and sponge up as much knowledge as possible. I really dig the place.

We have been thinking of opening a branch there for some time now, as there is not much (If any) competition in our field there and the market is begging for a quality product and a proper corporate service.


You have it spot on Soundboi, the traffic is BAD in Lusaka and throughout the country nobody can drive, there are accidents left, right and center! But apart from that I can't find fault with the place and I believe there are LOTS of business opportunities in the country. If I may ask, what industry are you in?

Living costs are very steep and therefor the people are  willing to work. And you can see it in their physique. I am yet to see an vat/obese Zambian  :deal:

Crime.....what is that? We don't have armed response, guard dogs, electric fence, complex security etc, still we leave our house unlocked with all our valuable/laptops etc inside the house when we go out, we just close the gate (which does not have a lock).

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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2012, 01:34:48 pm »
We do special events and croporate events but mostley we specialize in the technical side of TV productions. We do Sound, Lighting, Set designing and building, Silent generators, outdoor staging and structures.

Most of my trips were for corporate events and to help out at ZNBC oh and sound and light Installs for nightclubs.
But for me, it's like a night out with a porn star, every time I press that starter button. Schneller! Schneller! Tiefer! Ja, ich bin geil! Ich komme!  >:D

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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #74 on: June 27, 2012, 05:35:02 pm »
Wow its been a while since I looked at this thread. Africa is nie vir sissies nie - you having a really tough time up there I see. ;D

You HAVE to do some of the waterfalls of Zambia.

We did this on our honeymoon, it was FANTASTIC. Vic falls is very impressive of course, but the others we thought were even more spectacular. The Lumangwe falls are probably the best, and if you look at the photo on the link we camped about where the photo was taken. No one else about.
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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #75 on: June 28, 2012, 11:17:18 am »
Wow its been a while since I looked at this thread. Africa is nie vir sissies nie - you having a really tough time up there I see. ;D

You HAVE to do some of the waterfalls of Zambia.

We did this on our honeymoon, it was FANTASTIC. Vic falls is very impressive of course, but the others we thought were even more spectacular. The Lumangwe falls are probably the best, and if you look at the photo on the link we camped about where the photo was taken. No one else about.

So many places still to see with so little time left  :'(. I would love to go up to North and South Luanga as well as to Lake Tanganyika, the problem is it takes you 12-18 hours to drive there (one way). And working on Saturdays does not help. So the only time we really have to explore is on a long weekend.

Your honeymoon sounds fantastic!, The perfect spot to camp. I will definitely have to come back one day and explore some more on a bike!
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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #76 on: June 28, 2012, 11:45:07 am »
I hope I live long enough to maybe tour Zambia one day. :deal:

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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #77 on: June 28, 2012, 12:09:11 pm »
I hope I live long enough to maybe tour Zambia one day. :deal:

Dis als jou skuld Minora!! :deal: :biggrin: :mwink:

Wel ek moet ook weer eendag terug gaan om dit om n fiets te gaan doen, baie baie grondpaai wat smeek om gery te word, so ek sal saam jou kom  :deal:

Ek skuld jou nog foto's van ons nuwe verblyf, op die Kafue rivier. . . . .kayak so elke 2de aand daar  :biggrin:
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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #78 on: March 17, 2013, 10:19:29 am »
Awesome thread!!!

I am relocating to Lusaka for a few months, not exactly sure for how long yet, but I am flying out from here in Doha on 1 April, it will probably be for 3 to 4 months, I hope to see some of the things you posted!

Never been to Zambia before, so really looking forward to it!

Thanks for the pics!!

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Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
« Reply #79 on: March 17, 2013, 10:27:36 am »
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...
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