Day Nine, Livingston And Departure To Cape Town (Page Eight)
We crossed into Zambia after a nice breakfast and checkout of the hotel. Off to see Livingston, Zambia before catching a plane for Cape Town South Africa.
Located right downtown
Come pay a visit
Diaramas show life in the bust 100 years ago!
"Dr. Livingston I presume"
Did You Know? - Livingstone was, until 2012, the capital of the Southern Province of Zambia. Lying 10 km (6.2 mi) to the north of the Zambezi River, it is a tourism center for the Victoria Falls and a border town with road and rail connections to Zimbabwe on the other side of the Victoria Falls.
A historic British colonial city, its present population was estimated at 136,897 inhabitants at the 2010 census. It is named after David Livingstone, the British explorer who was the first European to explore the area.
Driving to the airport required us to go through local neighborhoods
Nice but small homes
The homes were quaint
Not a lot of paved roads
Stores seem to sell anything and everything
Note To You - I did not expect to see Barbie dolls for sale in this very rural market Our guide stopped here to show us where the locals shop at market. It was very poor for our standards. There were a number of stalls selling used US clothing. I asked about ways to send used clothes to these very poor people and they said most stuff is shipped from donation centers in the US in big bundles which are sold to dealers and then once here are broken apart and then sold to these venders and then sold in these markets - so at least a double mark up.
He said that some Catholic churches do provide clothes to the people for free. All pretty sad. We had 2 little girls who asked for a pencil or pen. Our driver brought a fruit and showed us how to open it and gave us a sample to taste. The little girl tugged on my shirt and asked if she could have what was left over and I asked our guide to give it to her.
Time for a stop
Different kids of meal
A real open air market
An amazing assortment of items
A pinch of this and a dab of that
Loads of grains
Back to the bus
The local cemetaries us concrete because of the animals
Lots of English in South Africa
Looks like a California strip mall
The markets were well stocked
Missing the American "SALE" signs
The local constables station
It was a 45 minute drive through the area
Our flight to Cape Town Awaits