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back from Zam, closed for biz

December 19, 2007

A very quick post before I flee the office as one would flee Cerberus from the gaping maw of Hades. I went to Zambia from the week of the 11th till the 17th. Saw the Vic falls, jumped off a cliff (tied to a rope though, woo), and did some other shit (unfortunately catching a Tigerfish was not one of them). The Gorge Swing was a rush. A terrifying, ‘omg im gonna die’ rush. Definately the high point of the trip. Counterbalanced by many, many low points, though. Zambia itself is a hole in the ground. At least I gained some persepctive. I could live in better places than where I reside now, but I certainly could live in worse. Like Zambia.
Ugh. It’s Hot. Really hot. And Wet. With bugs everywhere. And zero infrastructure. Forget internet. And nothing to really do. And everything is hellishly expensive. Gas, for eg? R15 a liter. Basically, the entire country is dirt poor. Imagine every town or city in your country is Soweto or Alexandria. That’s Zambia.

Quickly came into the office to take care of some issue, only to find out there’s no issue to take care of because the guy whose supposed to email me the import files, didn’t. /shrug. Not my problem then. So I’m off to enjoy the rest of the hols. Probably jusit gonna play a lot of WoW, maybe grab myself and Ecksbawks and Mass Effect.

So happy Christmas, Hanukah, whatever. Till ’08, i bid thee adieu.