Victoria Falls Travel Blog› entry 6 of 19 › view all entries
January 16th, 2010 – by: runnofun
When people think of Africa, they think of the bad stuff. Zimbabwe is one of those places. The place has 70% unemployment. The government stop paying teachers a few years ago and they have stop working.
The place is just depressing. I can't understand how people can live here. If they try to leave for South Africa, they will likely be killed by gangs there that don't want them taking their work. They don’t just shooting them. They are tied down and a burning tire is placed on their necks.
Zimbabwe does have one thing going for it which is Victoria Falls.
Later we took a walk to see the big baobab tree. We walked along the river on the way back. There we spotted some hippos. As we watched them, a family of monkeys played in the trees directly around us. We later try to leave along the road. A large family of 15 baboons and warthogs blocked the road. For some reason we walk through them. Which was f-ing scary. I so wish I had my camera. But the area was actually known for it elephant and water buffalo population. I sure glad we didn't see them.
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