Zambia: Day Three – Farm Life

Background: Recent extracts from my travel journal taken at the end of each day whilst on holiday in Zambia, my home country. Enjoy!

Day Three:

What an amazing day spent visiting family and friends. There’s nothing quite like life on a farm.

The Copperbelt Province has been, and continues to be, an essential part of the Zambian economy. Its name is derived from the copper mineral that is heavily mined in the area. This image of two large trucks between Kitwe and Kalulushi is a very common sight as many are carrying copper.

On route to Kalulushi…

Main road to Kalulushi, a small town on the outskirts of Kitwe.

Somewhere off the main road. Beautiful blue skies, dirt track and lush greenery.

Maize crop being grown on a farm

Farmhouse: Quiet, secluded, serene. Perfect repose.

Fresh boiled maize also known as ‘amataba’. So so good!

And here’s what it looked like before.

Pic of the day

Village chicken; no better taste once cooked.

Of all the images I took today, this was by far my favourite. The juxtaposition of darkness with light, inside with out, coupled with the obvious self confidence and brashness of this male chicken make it my pic of the day.

Thanks again for tuning in.

See you again tomorrow for day four.


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