I have a sense of urgency about me. I need to do things as soon as I can. Every time I travel to a new place, I want to see as much as I can as soon as I can. I traveled to Livingstone recently. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older but I wasn’t in a hurry to see anything. I was pleased to find that Livingstone can be the ideal place for a slow paced break from the traffic of Lusaka. When I was heading to Livingstone I was resigned to spending most of my time in my room. I had no interest in anything that required high levels of energy. I happily found out that I didn’t need to stay locked in my room.
Watching the Sunset
An acquaintance told me about one of her favorite past-time in Livingstone which was watching the sunset over the Zambezi river. The next day, I made sure I went to the Royal Livingstone to sit of the deck and luxuriously watch the sunset. And that luxury does come at a price because while siting on the deck is free, the drinks are heavily over priced. The cocktail that I usually buy for K50 is priced at K115. They also bring you hints of peanuts and Biltong. I know it sounds like I’m complaining but the view was so awesome that it made up for the expensive drinks. Needless to say that I made that cocktail last forever.
The Cocktail that lasted forever
A group of my friends decided to go out for dinner on a whim and The Farmhouse was the venue. It is a rustic place located slightly out of town. It is a great place to visit with loud chattering group because there is lots of space. After the meal, we sat around the fire and told stories like we were camping. At some point the owner of the place came to chat with us. He told us that the chalets on the property had been booked until 2019. Talk about demand.
I eventually caved in to the pressure and visited the Victoria Falls but I did not hike down the boiling pot or get too close to get wet. The weird thing is that no matter how many times I have visited the Falls, I still get amazed by them. I also explore the Livingstone nightlife a bit more. I visited some of the pubs that the locals told me were the popular places and I got a feel of it. Soon it was time to go back home and I was feeling rested. The change of pace coupled with the solo breakfasts did me a tonne of good.