The place was busy with the zillions of Aid workers we have seen since Zambia, driving around in sparkly new giant Toyotas and other SUVs, with air-con and all the trimmings, staying in the best hotels and eating at the best places. Hotel Flamingo, where we decided to stay 2 nights, was full of them, going around with ipads and expensive looking Apple laptops, looking important with their iPhones, logos and conferences and meetings held by the poolside and next to the bar! No wonder most of them were so fat! I hope that a tiny bit of those billions in Aid actually reach the people who truly need it! Maybe I am a bit cynical here but many of those guys are just concerned about advancing their career and very little about sorting any problem. Sort the problem and their job is over. I am particularly cynical when it comes to big NGOs and Charities, paying their CEO and board members a fortune. Take David Milliband, a big Labour Party (socialist) figure in the UK. When he failed to become leader of the Labour Party (being stabbed in the back by his own brother!) he landed himself a cushy job with some American NGO on refugees and moved to NY. Nice right? The aura of Sainthood. You can almost smell it! Helping the poor and destitute! Right? Did I mentioned he is paid about $550,000 a year? Misery is big business. I am just waiting now for his Knighthood for his “charity work”. And that is only one example among many! Anyway, moving on. After sorting out the accommodation, we ran to the nearest cash point to get some local currency before dark. We had to pay the hotel in cash. Then we finally got a shower and went down to the bar by the swimming pool (with all the Aids workers! ) for a beer and some dinner!