Monday, 18 April 2011


So we made it. Sweet.

A long taxi ride and we got to Lusaka backpackers, really cool place with a great bar and swimming pool. We went straight off to see Lusaka and buy our bus tickets to Katete. Honestly the most stressful 10 minutes of my life, 10 guys surrounded me and were persuading me to use their company. So I not only had no idea what the hell was going on but I no longer knew what a bus was and if one did exist what I was meant to do with it.

Eventually sorted it and went off for a walk, cool signs where people crossing the street have nice little hats.

We had a nice lunch at Chit Chat which has the nicest waiter I've ever met, he may be the nicest person I've ever met...anyway, here's a Preying Mantis (I think)

Sunday, 17 April 2011

It's on

So the day is finally here peeps. No more NHS (booooo), no more Lansley (yaaaay!).

Bye bye London, see you in a bit.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011



Decided to do a blog of my visit to Zambia, partly to keep people updated if they were interested but also a little diary for myself.

The hospital I'm going to is a small village called Katete, which is a 45 minute drive from Chipata. I'm going with a fellow Bart's student AF who will keep me company and sane hopefully.

The hospital has a good website if you want to check it out! As a student who has passed my final exams I believe I'll be working as a junior doctor, intern, with WAY more responsibilities than any junior in the UK would expect. There'll also be some funky diseases so I'll try and post lots of disgusting pictures for your enjoyment!