I need to start a tab for beer on this blog. I really do. It’s my favorite thing to drink when I travel to other countries because there is always a new, local beer you can try no matter where you are. Otherwise every drink is all the same: Coke, 7 Up, Sprite, Fanta, coffee!
I read that many Zambians prefer light lagers, so Mosi really wasn’t that great to me. I often opted for Mosi Gold if it was available. I tried all of the beers – Mosi, Castle, and Windhoek, and liked Castle the best because it was a little heavier. When I am at home I often opt for really dark beers, sometimes ones with a chocolate finish. Those are always nice. They don’t really have dark beers in Zambia, which was disappointing. For me it was the local lighter varieties.
The food in Zambia was tasty even though I didn’t have much of the local fare. When we were in Macha I had my favorite meal of the entire trip. It wasn’t particularly Zambian, per se, but they did have nshima paired with a delicious sauce. Nshima is a lot like ugali in Kenya.
Zambia wasn’t a foodie or beer paradise for me like India or Kenya. I could have eaten my weight in spicy, curry deliciousness in both countries (Kenya has a large Indian population). Zambia was beautiful and lovely in its own way. I saw more international food and even fast food than I’ve seen during my other travels. But Zambia had Victoria Falls and the most development than I’ve seen elsewhere in Africa, especially in its larger cities: Lusaka and Livingstone. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
I traveled to Zambia as an International Reporting Project fellow.
More of My Posts About Zambia
- Seeing Victoria Falls (jjamesonline.com)
- Feeding Malnourished Children in Macha, Zambia #ZambiaHealth (mombloggersforsocialgood.com)
- Why I’m Traveling to Zambia Next Month (jjamesonline.com)
- Flying Over Zambia (jjamesonline.com)
- I Made it to Lusaka #ZambiaHealth (jjamesonline.com)
- Reporting from Zambia with the International Reporting Project (mombloggersforsocialgood.com)
- [Photo Gallery] Visual Storytelling in Zambia (mombloggersforsocialgood.com)