Coming Soon? A Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Zambia/Botswana

There is quite a lot traffic between Zambia and Botswana even though those two countries have common border only a little bit over 100 meters and that border is in the middle of Zambezi River. There has been talk about building a bridge there at Kazungula for years or maybe decades because there is no bridge. Seriously. No bridge. All the lorries (as in the pictures) and stuff are transported over the river by ferry boat. And they might have to wait pretty long to get to the other side.

Now some serious plans have been made to finally start the construction but that has waken up Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe doesn’t want to loose revenues and denies Zambia and Botswana having any common border. Interesting dilemma. So is there coming a bridge soon? Who knows… TIA.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

I got so overwhelmingly inspired from this weeks Photo Challenge that I have to share four photos with you. Hold on to your hats folks!

 

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What a fascinating form of art clownery is! These clowns performing to Swazi schoolchildren belong to two organisations: Clowns Without Borders South Africa and Clowner utan Gränser (a Swedish NGO). I will get back to them later on in my blog and tell you more about what they do.

 

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Painting is a traditional art form but you may offen found amazing paintings made on an unconventional surface. I photographed this beautifully painted container in the garden of Sandra Lee Center (an orphanage in Mbabane, Swaziland).

 

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These boys and men are performing their art – traditional dances – in Mantenga Cultural Village in Swaziland.

 

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Last but not least: art of nature. What a colour and figure! Just amazing.

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Unexpected Rainforest

Mosi oa Tunya/ Victoria Falls, Zambia

While visiting the falls I didn’t expect a lush rainforest because it was a dry season. But I should have known better. Going down to the second gorge to see the falls from the riverbank we walked through a beautiful and lush rainforest. Everywhere else the nature was dry and brown but down there the falls and Zambezi river gave so much moisture that the forest was very much alive.

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Liebster It Is Again

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I got nominated by Karen and Lyra.Thank you ladies! As I have done this before twice (take a look in here and here) I’ll keep this short and just answer the questions.

Here are the questions from Karen:

  1. How would you describe yourself? Creative introvert.
  2. What is your favorite food, and why? Pasta Carbonara. I just love Italian food.
  3. If you could spend the day with anyone, who would that person be? There is so many options but I would choose Desmond Tutu. I would love to hear about his faith and everything else.
  4.  What is your favorite movie, and who is your favorite actor? The actor is easy. It’s Gabriel Byrne. For the movie there is many options but I would go for The Velvet Goldmine.
  5.  What do you do in your spare time? I watch TV, ride horses and try to do some art.
  6.  If you were an car, what kind of a car would you be, and how would you accessorize it? I would be a classic Ford T.
  7.  If you could travel to anywhere, and I mean anywhere, where would you travel to, and how long would you stay? Naturally the answer is Africa. I would stay there at least a year.
  8.  What puts a smile on your face faster than anything else? When I see people being kind to each other (and I don’t mean people being kind to me).
  9.  If you could go back in time, where would want to be and why? I would probably stay just here.
  10. What do you love about blogging, and how have you grown from it? When I see that people are interested in what I have to say.
  11. Is there any one thing that means something so special to you that you consider a good luck piece? No, I don’t think so.

And here are the questions from Lyra:

  1. What time is it where you’re at? Nearly two o’clock in the afternoon.
  2. What did you want to become when you were 6? I have no idea.
  3. Describe your best friend in three words! Beautiful, lively, helpful.
  4. What has been your biggest challenge in life so far? Living with myself.
  5. Are you happy? Yes I am.
  6. Do you have allergies? Yes.
  7. What is your favorite dish? Pasta Carbonara again.
  8. You’re in an amusement park: what ride are you afraid of? Really big and modern rollercoaster.
  9. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes.
  10. Describe your first kiss! It was a nice kiss with a nice guy.
  11. What is the first thing you think about when I say / write “Belgium”? Chocolate.