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A Trip to Zambia and a Market Tour…

August 16th, 2015 · 4 Comments

There are few things better when visiting another country, than living alongside the local folk and discovering where they shop. In Livingston there are fabulous markets and pavement stalls, and of course in the centre of town the ubiquitous and predictable large supermarket. If you know how I cannot enjoy shopping in a supermarket at home, well I like it even less in a foreign country. Luckily, there is so much more to shopping than supermarkets and if you follow the well worn trail of footprints…

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Past a pile of bicycles, just outside of town… you will find yourself in a very popular and busy market place. As you get closer to the market small stores start to appear more frequently at the side of the road…

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Head over the railroad crossing…

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Past the furniture store…

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And the clothing stores…

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And there are plenty of those…

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To the market place…


Homeware Department

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Food Department

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When you reach the egg store, you know you are about to enter the wonderful world of market food.

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The Absolutely Everything Else Department

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Including black bags…

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And shoes…

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And the Tea Room

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Don’t forget to stop at the sweetie Stall…

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And of course the fabric… this is the thing that everyone comes to Zambia for… the beautiful printed fabric… every colour under the rainbow and then some…

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Previous Posts in the Zambia Series:

  1. Se7en Stories to Begin With
  2. The Journey that is Traveling to Zambia by Bus
  3. Feasting in an Eco-Friendly Kitchen
  4. Life in the Green Green-Pop Campsite
  5. There is so much more to Planting a Tree than Planting a Tree.
  6. Se7en + 1 Things to Make and Do in Zambia.
  7. The Incredible People You Can Meet in Zambia.

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Tags: Saturday Spot · Zambia

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Christi {Jealous Hands} // Aug 16, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    The fabric – wow! – the colors are amazing! My Weston is, did you take tea at BJ’s? I’m thoroughly enjoying my visit to Zambia through your eyes!

  • 2 MrsFF // Aug 17, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I love markets! Especially the haggling over price. So much fun. And the organic produce yum
    MrsFF´s last blog post ..Silent Sunday‚Ķ Again

  • 3 se7en // Aug 17, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Mrs FF, me too, me too. I would much rather shop at a market and buy from individuals… than the mass craziness of the supermarket. I also love the haggling and discussing our way to the right price. There is something about shopping directly that makes the whole experience a lot more fun. Thanks so much for stopping by… Hope you have had a restful weekend!!!

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