Well, all work and no play would make for an intense trip. Friday we left Lusaka and traveled to Livingstone, Zambia. Livingstone is the home of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The hiking tour of the Falls was phenomenal and I will not even try to do justice to the beauty.
Zambia is an interesting dichotomy–fantastic beauty and unbelievable poverty. Mining is the main business but we were told that Zambian politicians have sold the mineral rights to foreigners. There seems to be a lot of foreign aid pouring into the country but I do not know how effective and coordinated it is. At least we know thousands of books from Better World Books have reached people that will greatly benefit and that is the best part of this trip.
David Ebrite is a National Account Executive based in the Atlanta, GA office.