Zambia Local Customs

  • Local Customs
    by elpariente
  • Local Customs
    by elpariente
  • Local Customs
    by elpariente

Zambia Local Customs

  • Tazara - Hecho en China - Made in China

    La historia del tren ya la conocemos , pero aún quedan todos los testigos de que el tren y toda la línea fueron hechos en China y por Chinos Los vagones recuerdan las "softbeds" y los vagones Chinos , en todas partes todavía están los letreros en Chino y en todas las tarviesas de la línes se pueden ver las inscripciones en Chino The history of the...

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  • Tazara - Chatarra - Scrap

    Hay muchos vagones viejos que tienen que ser retirados para chatarra y han inventado este sistema para sacarlos de las vias del tren y después hacerlos chatarra Ther are many old wagons that must be retired for scrap and they have invented this system to take them out the railways line and later to make them scrap

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  • THE FLAG OF ZAMBIA

    National Flags don’t get more distinctive than this. The Zambian flag has a lot of colour and a large eagle in the bottom right hand side. The Green colour represents agriculture, Red represents the struggle for independence, Black stands for the Zambian people and Orange symbolizes Zambia's mineral wealth (particularly copper). The eagle is to...

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  • Show respect

    Conservative casual wear is the norm everywhere. Revealing clothes should be avoided since they may cause offence.Do not take photo's of people without asking permission first.No photography in airports.Be aware of the amount of water

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  • Eating with hands

    Zambians traditionally use hands when eating nshima. Nsima is steamed cornmeal and is typically eaten several times a week (many eat it every day, in fact).This is how it's done: First wash your hands in a dish of clean water that is offered to you. The order of washing hands is: the guests, elders, older adults, younger people and children. Next,...

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  • Keen Students!

    The people of Zambia were very friendly where ever I went. My students were also a very cooperative bunch - when you get this far in the Zambian education system you really mean business! Photo of one of my student classes at ZIT.

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  • You're on a dirt road heading...

    You're on a dirt road heading for a weekend camping and fishing in the bush. You stop at a village bar for a beer, or because of a puncture!. A man approaches you. He has in his hand what appears to be breadsticks. He engages you in a friendly conversation, because you are a stranger to the area and he is interersted to know more / curiousity. The...

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  • If you're going to Zambia for...

    If you're going to Zambia for a vacation or culteral visit, you are obviously interested interested in people, cultures, their way of life, etc. As i always find wherever i travel, if you take the time to engage people in conversation at their pace, you will be rewarded with courtesyand friendship. But you have to slow down, to perhaps 10% of the...

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  • DONT THROW THE CHAMELEONS ON...

    DONT THROW THE CHAMELEONS ON THE NATIVES!!!!If you do, they will not be very pleased with you! If a female touches a Chameleon, she will believe she has become BAREN and will not be able to have children (its part of thier religion).The men are not fond of them either, they will usually kill these beautiful creatures ASAP if they see them.

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  • DOES THIS SIGN MEAN THAT WOMEN...

    DOES THIS SIGN MEAN THAT WOMEN STILL DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN ZAMBIA?

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  • ZAMBIA IS A POOR COUNTRY, AND...

    ZAMBIA IS A POOR COUNTRY, AND THIS WAS THE MESSAGE MY TAXI DRIVER WAS TRYING TO CONVEY. HE INSISTED ON TAKING ME TO A 'COMPOUND', TO SEE FIRST HAND HOW THE AVERAGE ZAMBIAN EEKS OUT AN EXISTENCE.

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  • Things can be basic!

    I think the most common mistake that is made by people - myself included - is that we do forget that Zambia is still a very developing country, and once you are passed Vic Falls it can become fairly basic, even in Lusaka. So take the people as they come and you will have an amazing experience.

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  •         Respect is the...

            Respect is the cardinal rule in all of Zambia, and much of sub-Saharan Africa. Something I find to be sorely lacking in we Americans, I'm afraid. Bygones. So be respectful first and foremost. You must be firm often, because you will be approached for money or other items, but say no firmly, and with respect, and you will be fine.        I...

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