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…

EMGS: Two Months in

Dec 8th, 2015 David Berger 2 min read

Hello! It’s about time to check in for an update. If you’ll remember from my last post, talking about the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies program, each of the primary universities has a focus: Leipzig, London, Roskilde, Vienna, Wroclaw (Our big 5): at the University of Leipzig on comparative analysis of global entanglements both historically and for the present times, focusing on Eastern Europe, Western Europe,…

The next step: Poland and Denmark

Aug 30th, 2015 David Berger 5 min read

Friends, Family: I have fantastic news to share. Although this last week has been exceptionally stressful, there has been some bright light at the end of the tunnel. On Tuesday of last week, an offer arrived from the Erasmus Mundus Global Studies programme consortium. A couple hours later, as the work day in the U.S. began, I was offered a job with the Dallas Regional…

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 https://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…

The Frilandsmuseet

May 2nd, 2015 David Berger 2 min read

Good morning folks, We’d been in Copenhagen for a couple of days, and being mid-October we had been blessed with the typical rainy weather! and we were just starting to get a real feel for the city when it was time to try our hand at getting out. We had a perfect sunny day, and knew we couldn’t waste it! So, we crossed the city,…

Highlight from our Danish Roadtrip: Rubjerg Knude!

Apr 15th, 2015 David Berger 2 min read

As we wound and wandered our way through northern Jutland (mainland Denmark), we stopped over in Aalborg, and spent the night in a lovely AirBnB. The next morning it was on to adventure, and the day held a series of beautiful forests, preserves, and the fantastic Rubjerg Knude Fyr! The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse. (Beautiful Forest near Aalborg). Now as we continued our wind north, we…