Tuesday, May 1, 2012

i forgot how much i hate taking the bus!

So here I am back in Lusaka. why you might ask? good question! Lina and I drove down to Kitwe on Sunday as we had more dental appointments on Monday. The drive down was rather uneventful (thankfully) and we have been staying with the Fernando's (friend's of Lina's family) they are a very nice Sri Lankan (sp?) family who have been living and working in Zambia for several years. We've both been enjoying the awesome food! Our appointments went fairly well on Monday. Lina was able to both keep her tooth and not get a root canal which was good. I had some very painful fillings put in and after a few hours we were done and went out to celebrate with some lattes.
Today we were driven to the bus stop to catch a bus from Kitwe to Lusaka (cheaper then driving) a 5-6 hrs trip. After waiting for nearly an hour we were off. What we weren't ready for was the rediculously little room! I have short legs and my knees were mashed into the seat infront of me. Poor Lina, who has LONG legs, was hanging out into the isle. It made for a VERY LONG trip. of course as there was only one stop and we weren't sure about the "facilities" available we decided to go the dehydration route instead. so by the time we reached Lusaka we were hungry, parched and very cramped yet somehow we survived. we quickly made our way (or as quickly as our poor knees would travel) to the new mall a few blocks away for some refreshments and relief. after reviving our poor bodies we found a cab to take us to Arcades Mall so we could watch "The Hunger Games". (Lina looked up movie times when we were in Kitwe). It was a nice relaxing way to end our evening.

Tomorrow Lina is going to get the final paperwork done for her liscence (fingers crossed!) which is the reason we came down. And i'm heading to the malls for some 'me shopping' time. :) I know i complained about the shopping trip last time, but this is shopping for pleasure, not groceries. so much better and less stressfull!
then we're back on the bus (not looking forward to that) and back to Kitwe.

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