Haircut in Khari Baoli

For the past month, people have been very careful with their money. Beggars have had a difficult time. Rickshaw drivers and market sellers don’t have enough small change when a customer offers them a new 2,000 rupee note for a journey worth 50 rupees or a kilo of pomegranates worth 100 rupees. I was wandering… Continue reading Haircut in Khari Baoli

At the barber’s again

A colleague and I went to the barber’s this morning. My favourite tonsorial artist had boasted to me that he had customers coming 40 kilometres to have their hair done at his salon, “Nadia’s Fashions”. He said that he only charged 140 Rand for hair colouring – £6.50 – which undercuts (sorry) the hairdressers in… Continue reading At the barber’s again

Last night in Zambia

It’s my last night. I have had my farewell sundowner at Kapani Salt Pans, been serenaded with “For he’s a jolly good fellow” and received a great present – coffee table book of photographs from the valley. I had my last game drive this morning and saw half a dozen lions and a leopard, as… Continue reading Last night in Zambia