Car Rentals for young people

Written by Carl Spanier

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Always be vigilant when driving in an unfamiliar area – keep your eyes peeled for any road signs and always follow them! There is often construction work going on in large cities, so keep an eye out for this too. Following road signs can prevent accidents.

As you probably heard countless times when first getting into a car, drive defensively! Even if you are a careful driver, you cannot always account for others, so watch out for other drivers – let others speed and cut across you if they want, your priority is simply to stay safe.

When driving in an unfamiliar place it is extremely important to concentrate onrepparttar road. Whilerepparttar 143443 road might seem to be distracting you from joining inrepparttar 143444 fun, your passengers will thank you for staying safe. Keep music to a minimum and ask your friends to keep rowdy games for later – once you get to where you’re goingrepparttar 143445 fun can begin with abandon! Be careful and stay safe, and do your bit to help keep rental car prices for young people as low as you can.

This article was written by Carl Spanier an avid traveler and rental car expert. You can visit his website at Car Rental Resources

Traditional Ceremonies: A Zambian Safari!

Written by Enestle Zimba

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Two ofrepparttar more colourful traditional ceremonies are Ku-omboka and Umutombuko.

The Ku-omboka Ku-omboka means "to get out ofrepparttar 143411 water onto dry ground". Every year duringrepparttar 143412 rainy season asrepparttar 143413 floodwater ofrepparttar 143414 upper Zambezi River valley rises,repparttar 143415 Lozi people make a ceremonial move to higher ground.

They pack their belongings into canoes ....andrepparttar 143416 whole tribe leaves en mass! The Litunga (the Lozi King) rides in his royal barge calledrepparttar 143417 "Nalikwanda". It's got zebra stripes that run up and down and make it look great onrepparttar 143418 water. Numerous boats and canoes of all sorts, shape, colour and make follow it.

Just imaginerepparttar 143419 jostling that gets under way when it's time forrepparttar 143420 people to get selected for this great honour,repparttar 143421 honour to paddlingrepparttar 143422 royal barge. A troop of traditionally dressed Lozis paddle it with pride. It takes about six hours to coverrepparttar 143423 distance betweenrepparttar 143424 wet season capital Limulunga andrepparttar 143425 dry season capital Lealui,

This crossing when completed successfully is celebrated with traditional singing and dancing. Great traditional beer and all! This ceremony dates back more than 300 years ago.

The Umutombuko The celebration is an annual reminder ofrepparttar 143426 victories of Chief Mwata Kazembe ofrepparttar 143427 Lunda people. It commemoratesrepparttar 143428 migration of his great kingdom into Luapula Province of Zambia fromrepparttar 143429 Congo earlier last century. The two-day ceremony is a grand affair, mixed with ritual, semi-mystic performance, pounding drumbeats and long speeches. The women bring tributes of beer and food torepparttar 143430 chief.

Thenrepparttar 143431 chief, smeared with white powder, goes to pay homage to his ancestral spirits by pouringrepparttar 143432 foodstuff in special places such as shrines and intorepparttar 143433 special lake. Children have a "field day." They jump intorepparttar 143434 water to collectrepparttar 143435 food stuff. ...and they get praised for findingrepparttar 143436 bounty.

Laterrepparttar 143437 Chief is carried in a special hammock back to his palace accompanied byrepparttar 143438 beating of drums. Onrepparttar 143439 second day, a goat is slaughtered beforerepparttar 143440 Mutomboko dance is opened byrepparttar 143441 chief. This ceremony takes place inrepparttar 143442 Luapula Province nearrepparttar 143443 border with DR Congo.

Enestle Zimba is a practising geologist for over twenty years. He promotes Zambia tourism and safari part time. He's a great believer of conservation.

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