September 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
It’s coming into the dry season here in Zambia. It’s dusty and hot (high 80s to 90s). It’s weird to not be at home as Seattle heads into Fall (my Mama’s self-proclaimed “favorite time of year”). We’re learning what to expect each season in this country. The jacaranda trees are decorated in their purple blossoms and it just happens to be pumpkin season.
Also, we have found a home to rent!! Yeah!!! In Africa, this is RECORD speed in finding a home within the first two weeks of being here. Our place is on the outskirts of town but is close walking distance to a grocery store, which is great since we’ll only have one car while we’re here. It’s a great house for us with a nice yard and community swimming pool and was within our budget. A yard is important here because there are no city parks and your yard (or garden, as they call it here) becomes your only space to enjoy the outdoors. If all goes well, we hope to move in within the next week or so. Pictures to come!
Things are heating up in the country as the election results come in. Sata (the contender) leads Banda (the incumbent) early in the race but there were some riots up in the north following accusations of tampering with the ballot boxes. No word yet on a winner.
- Zambia vote: Challenger leads in early counting (seattletimes.nwsource.com)