Victoria Falls!!!

Victoria Falls Travel Blog

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Unlike other places in Zimbabwe you can ride your bike through a national park. I didn't think much of it because I heard the animals were pretty well hunted down to small numbers anyways. But once I got there road was covered in elephant crap. Wonderful. So for the next 70km I would sing-yell in order to keep the animals at bay." I'm Keegan of the Michiganders tribe, long time friends of the elephants, please don't eat me, even if I look tastily." I only saw one elephant and managed to scare him off with my singing.

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.
This would have been a nice photo. But some tourist got in the way.
  Thirty years ago they were the breadbasket for the region and now they need to import most of their food. Kids walk the streets trying to sell their old 10 trillion Zimbabwe dollar for 1 US dollar.  You come across old white farmers that had their land taken from them by the state. They were then not allowed to leave the country with large amount of money.

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.
I'm all wet from the mist/rain of the falls.
They have the vast majority of it on their side of the border. My day there was likely the best of the whole trip. It started the night before when I made a new friend. We spent the night before getting to know each other and having some simulating/fun conversations. The next day we explored the falls together. Traveling alone has so many advantages. On this day it was far more fun with company. We were both in awe of the falls and spent a few hours just watching them and point out little things to each other. It was very fun.

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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The Falls
Victoria Falls
photo by: Biedjee