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MIT student blogger Mitra L. '07

I’m in Lusaka, baby, so why don’t you blog me? by Mitra L. '07

I told Sam to blog this entry since I'm in Zambia (that explains the title).

I am writing this from an internet cafe just outside Lusaka, Zambia, and Sam is
awesomely posting this for me. My group has been here for just under a day, and
we are staying in a guesthouse near the capital for the next 5 days or so. We
hope to meet with 3 students from the University of Zambia (UNZA) before we
begin our trip to the community of Mwape, near the Nyimba province. The travel
has been somewhat tiring but it is so exciting to be here finally that the bug
bites and jet lag and humidity are minor concerns. Last night, I ate dinner at
a fast food restaurant called “Zamchick” where my mango-pineapple juice cost
more than my 3 piece chicken and small fries meal. Now we’re off to change our
currency, try to contact the UNZA students, eat breakfast (bread, jam, and
peanut butter), and go to the market to buy fabric for skirts/sarongs. I have
not showered since leaving MIT about 3.5 days ago, so I should probably do that
too.

Hope all is well for you! I’m not sure if I’ll have regular internet access
again, so until then…

9 responses to “I’m in Lusaka, baby, so why don’t you blog me?”

  1. Meagan says:

    Good luck! Have fun!

  2. Anjanie says:

    Good luck there! I want to go to Africa during my college years too!!!..or work there for a couple of years! Well take care and show soon!

  3. Solomon says:

    Wow Mitra hope you have a great time in Zambia.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    take lots of pix for us! Wow, a snow day sounds so uncool next to doing good for the world in Africa…

  5. Estefi says:

    all the way across the world!!! It sounds so cool to be there. have fun for all of us who have to stay here in the USA.

  6. kamal says:

    hey guys i am from india i have a question i have one year of higher school studies. and i wana admission in age of 16 if i get only get 90% marks in sat subjects maths physics and chemistery test.what are my chance to get in mit computer science.
    please reply soon.

  7. Hi mitra,
    i am engineering prepairing condidate. i got 99.06% marks and always grade a in each subject what are chance to get in Mit computer science class?

    Thanks for your co-operation.

    bye

  8. Hi mitra,
    i am engineering prepairing condidate. i got 99.06% marks and always grade a in each subject what are chance to get in Mit computer science class?

    Thanks for your co-operation.

    bye,
    India,
    abhinav kumar