Understanding Zambia: Reflections on history

Jan 20th, 2016 David Berger 3 min read

As you know, I often reflect on my time in Zambia, and in the next series of posts I wanted to cover some of the history of Zambia, and to talk about it in context. From her earliest beginnings in prehistory, through the period of the Khosian occupation of the area through to the 4th century, when a new influx of Bantu peoples descended from…

Flash Backs

Dec 10th, 2015 David Berger 1 min read

2011, November. I was sitting in my Hut, having worked on plastering and liming the burned brick walls. I’d just killed a five foot snake, who had just so happened to come and visit me in my living room. A reward was in order, and a local treat was just the right idea. Inswa (flying termites) Kapenta/Cisense (Dried fingerlings/small fish) Ubwali (Maize flour made into…

Must see’s in Zambia!

Aug 25th, 2015 David Berger 1 min read

A quick, impromptu interview with the intrepid Alex Berger, world traveler and travel blogger about must see’s in Zambia. “During David’s three years as a Peace Corps volunteer in various parts of Zambia he had the opportunity to explore the surrounding region in depth. His trips often took him to remote parts of Zambia and at times into the surrounding countries. In this video he…

Travel Safety in Africa

Aug 14th, 2015 David Berger 1 min read

David is a veteran traveler with more than 30 countries under his belt. In today’s interview I asked him about how to travel safely on a budget (including hitch hiking) in sub-Saharan Africa. David shares his personal experience, observations, tips and tricks accrued over three years serving as a US Peace Corps Volunteer (his opinions here are his own and do NOT represent the Peace Corps).

Remembering Zambia

May 15th, 2015 David Berger 1 min read

Good Day friends, Today’s nostalgia fueled post is from 2012! These photo’s are a couple of snapshots from a wonderful trip and adventure in Southern Province, with Jean Lippincott. Check out the original post at http://www.davidberger.net/2012/07/a-brief-visit-to-mukuni-big-5-safaris-conservation-park/ (A beautiful rescued Cheetah breeder, habituated and fueling the income generating tourist side of Mukuni) An excerpt: ” While I was in Southern Province experiencing Tonga culture, and the…

Photo’s from Luapula – FlickR Album

Apr 8th, 2015 David Berger 1 min read

While looking back over my Valley of Fire Album that I posted last week, I thought it’d be good to share a link to my Zambia: Luapula Album, a series of photographs that span my two years at site in the Luapula Province of Zambia. David’s Luapula, Zambia 2011-2013 Album! Enjoy!

A Peace Corps Volunteer Leader in Zambia

Feb 12th, 2015 David Berger 5 min read

In my last post I gave a short overview of the Peace Corps, and the Peace Corps today, and then I talked a bit about Peace Corps’s development model, and followed it up with the definition of a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader from the Global Peace Corps Manual. I promised that today I’d talk a little bit more about what being a Peace Corps Volunteer…

Peace Corps Volunteer Leader, Oct. 2013 – Oct 2014

Jan 29th, 2015 David Berger 3 min read

My last post, was almost nine months overdue. Posted in August of 2014, it was referencing October of 2013, as I put together my belongings once again, and boarded a plane headed back to Zambia for my extension as a Peace Corps Volunteer Leader. That leaves quite a bit of time in between. Time that I haven’t really talked much about, or written about. In…