While we wait for them to get back on the road again…! Pic by Wimpie Van Zyl
I am again ashamed to say it, but I had a great rest day in Lusaka enjoying 1st world luxuries in 3rd world Zambia.
Lusaka was a pleasant surprise, actually Zambia is. The people are awesome, really nice, friendly, helpful and welcoming. In Lusaka you could be in Sydney, Vancouver (in summer), or any other developed nation city. There was a 4 lane main road, several huge shopping malls & everything/anything you could need/want.
It was the mechanic Mark’s birthday which was celebrated by an awesome dinner at a flash restaurant called Rhapsody, which is just like a Keg restaurant in Canada. Followed by drinks at a little less flashy Alphabar.
The rest day involved a Movie Marathon- having not seen a movie for months. 4 hours spent in the cinema was awesome an I was not the only Td’A person there. Actually about 10-15 of the cinema goers were Td’A Muzungus.
Today I was back on the bike, 158km, awesome day; fast, flat and smooth. The only downside was the trucks & traffic. I ended up having a big crash involving Tom and I being pushed off the road by a semi trailer. Bodies are fine but my bike was not so lucky & I need a good few hours of work tonight; luckily it will recover.