where money has no value
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December 10th, 2007 – by: wanderinwurzel
after an epic 3 day battle with the travel gods my journey proper could begin, and it started pretty well with a bonus view of the waterfalls from the plane just before landing in Zimbabwe. I was meant to spend 3 days here on the Zim side of the falls and meet the overland truck here, but after wandering around the town for an afternoon, and spending the night in a largely deserted campsite i was informed that due to the lack of food available (it's quite strange to see shops with people fighting over the last items on the shelves, and banks with no money, yet queues coming out of the door) that i had to head over to the Zambia side, and head into livingstone. Zimbabwe is a place where money has little to no value no matter what currency you have as there's nothing to spend it on, instead the currency appears to be clothes & accessories, which can be swapped with the locals for carved animals and other souviners. Hopefully the ecomic situation that blights the country will improve in the near future as the people here were friendly but largely without hope.
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