Travel Blogs from Harare, Zimbabwe

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A Magic Bus Ride, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

A Magic Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... 5 men on the bus. I was packing very light compared to everyone else. They were all trying to get goods to family in Zimbabwe, where times are tougher due to the devaluing of the Zimbabwean dollar. Every seat was full and some were stacked with bags, and ...

An Update from Kufunda, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

An Update from Kufunda

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... some raw mustard greens or blackjack. As I mentioned, Kufunda is sharing its wealth and knowledge with various other communities around Zimbabwe. They're all dealing with the same issues - AIDS, orphans and school fees, transition to permaculture, and ...

More from Kufunda, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

More from Kufunda

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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I forgot to mention the giant rocks that dot the landscape around here. Its like Elephant Rocks but more spread out for miles and miles. It's solid granite - a boulder climber's paradise. Check the photos. I haven't been able to climb a big one yet. ...

Earthquake ina Zimbabwe, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Earthquake ina Zimbabwe

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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On Wednesday night (Thursday morning), I felt my first earthquake. I was up reading later than usual - about 12:30 a.m. - and everything started shaking. It was enough to make the cieling timbers creak. I went outside when I realized what was happening ...

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Kufunda took in me in with open arms, and I became a part of the community. I haven't lived in community that many times before, but it has never felt so good to be one of the villagers. It has also never hurt so bad to move on. They almost convinced me ...

Zimbabwe: Welcome to the World of Mugabe, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Zimbabwe: Welcome to the World of Mugabe

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... be fighting for its life. It is a government that seems determined to avoid responsibility for a sinking ship they are captaining. Zimbabwe is a country filled with rich and poor, educated and uneducated, vast potential and wasted talent, and hope and ...

Big Brother Bob is Watching, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Big Brother Bob is Watching

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... station we drove out, and I was floored with confusion and relief. We moved slowly back the way we came, praising Harare and Zimbabwe in general to the cop still sitting in the back seat beside ________. How magnificent the city was compared to Lusaka! ...

Saturday Night in the Sunshine City, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Saturday Night in the Sunshine City

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... drinks on the town. It's Saturday night and I'm itching to check out the scene. No matter how badly off things are in Harare and Zimbabwe as a whole it must still be a better party than Lusaka. We meet at the posh Bronte hotel in the Avenues, one ...

Driving in Harare - road closed, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Driving in Harare - road closed

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Pretoria to Harare to Lusaka, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Pretoria to Harare to Lusaka

A travel blog entry by dcm

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SOUTH AFRICA to ZIMBABWE to ZAMBIA Johannesburg to Harare to Lusaka 29th - 30th November 2006 Airport - OR Tambo (formerly known as Johannesburg International) My backpack was tampered with, the plastic covering was ripped to shreds and it had clearly ...

War Vets and Yorkshire Pudding, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

War Vets and Yorkshire Pudding

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... face ever-increasing prices on everything, and a staggeringly devalued foreign-exchange rate. At the time I was in Harare the official Zimbabwe Reserve Bank rate was 6200 Zimbabwean dollars to the American dollar. On the black market the exchange was ...

The Land That Coke Forgot, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

The Land That Coke Forgot

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... deceptively simple. In an attempt to shore up his power, Robert Mugabe, president since independence, diverted blame for Zimbabwe's economic decline by scapegoating foreigners, Western states, white farmers, and even homosexuals. Finally, in the late ...

Day 12,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by shaleann

DAY 12 Sunday December 19th Trusting you got my back log of posts on Saturday.  I hoped that I would be able to get some photos uploaded from Mr. Pringle's house as well but no such luck. We had another great rain storm in the evening.  It ...

Marine Corps Ball, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Marine Corps Ball

A travel blog entry by aemaddern

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Brian and I attended our first ever Marine Corp Ball, we had such a great time! Great company and dancing the night away! My girlfriend Heather Rhodes and I designed our own dresses, made with African fabrics and by a local seamstress. We felt we ...

Day 1, Harare Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 1

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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THURSDAY  December 8th 2010 Well, Here we are at Mwanga Lodge, 22.5 kilometers from Zimbabwe's Capital city of Harare. We arrived late on the 8th.  Our flight was so late that the customs officials had gone home to bed.  Favor!  We had ...

Sabbath at Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Sabbath at Harare

A travel blog entry by aaronkdean

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... playing "good Samaritan".  I know there are a lot of fakes out there, but each case is different.  This was a Zimbabwe born woman, now living in South African who came to bring her grandmother's ashes to bury in her birthplace. Unfortunately the ...

A Difficult Journey for members, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

A Difficult Journey for members

A travel blog entry by aaronkdean

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... and expense for most.  Some took a bus for up to 5 hours to get there. Not many live in Harare, and it is not technically at the center of Zimbabwe, but all the roads lead to the capital, so for group meetings it is best. Very few have cars, so most ...

Day 7,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 7

A travel blog entry by shaleann

... them every week for thirteen years when he was a park ranger.  He's managed  several of the largest national parks in Zimbabwe.  We are scheduled to depart at 8:00 a.m.   The lion cubs are going to a sitter.  We'll miss ...

Day 22,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 22

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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Day 22 Wednesday, DEC 29  It rained ALL night long!  Everything is muddy and the tents are soaked!  We  had breakfast at 7:00 and started packing things up.  Lots to do and a long drive home to Mwanga ...

Day 23,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 23

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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... crushed. Debbie got firm direction from the Lord not to take her back to Kariba's small hospital but to get her straight to Harare.  Within minutes the plan was made and the Cruiser was loaded.  Gordon would drive, Debbie would ride in the back ...

Day 15,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 15

A travel blog entry by shaleann

DAY 15 WEDNESDAY, December 22 early morning The boat engine was finally fixed and ready for a grand day on Lake Kariba! Before we left the boat dock, Ezra dropped a worm in the water and caught a nice cat fish.  First fish gets a piece of ...

Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Zimbabwe

A travel blog entry by mdishley

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During my 9 months in Zim I got to travel around a fair bit and experienced lots of different things.  I got to visit the rural areas aswell as flying over Victoria Falls in a ...

day 2, Harare Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

day 2

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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FRIDAY  December 9th 2010 Again, we woke at 5:30 to watch Africa's best graze past our veranda.  A kind fellow brought us tea and coffee to sip as took in the show!  What a delight! We joined the Putterills in the main lodge for breakfast ...

Hookers and Hold ups, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hookers and Hold ups

A travel blog entry by nickmofry

... has gone on far too long .....and i really only have limited knowledge of all the angles and the complicated history that made zimbabwe what it is today. Howvere i can conclude that things are getting better even if very slowly ....the Dollar is firmly ...

Festiwal - Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Festiwal - Harare

A travel blog entry by jasionowska

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Date: 2013/5/5Subject: pozdrowienia z festiwalu w Harare Kochani,Dzisiaj niedziela...przez ostatnie cztery dni nie mialam dostepu do internetu. Nie bede w stanie take z wami skajpowac bo internet za slaby...Autobusem dojechalam szczesliwie...super klasy ...

Day 28,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

Day 28

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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DAY 28 Tuesday, January 4, 2011 Well, after a full day in Harare, and several attempts I still couldn't get my blog updated properly.  I did get in a short post.  Tried again to get an xray of my shoulder and chest but there was no electricity ...

Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Zimbabwe

A travel blog entry by tychii

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... more or less on time, which is always a pleasant surprise, despite 2 border crossings (once into Mozambique, and then into Zimbabwe). There were only three other tourists on the bus with us and had met very few other travelers along the way that had ...

DAy 19,  Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe travel blog

DAy 19

A travel blog entry by shaleann

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DAY 19 Sunday, December 26th We woke up to big rain this morning.  The nativity was outside.  I'm not so sure its repairable.  No great loss.  We spent the rainy morning sharing photos cards between everybody's camera.  The girls ...

A case of theft and a dose of malaria, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

A case of theft and a dose of malaria

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies

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... the force of the water surge, but came through with flying colours and we decided then and there that a detour back through Zimbabwe was a sound choice. Revisiting Zim also gave us the chance to show Kwetu to Tim’s (the potential buyer) parents in ...

Hupenyu Hutsva Children's Home, Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Hupenyu Hutsva Children's Home, Harare

A travel blog entry by rachellocke

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... into a shop to get sorted out, the peopel that work in the shops have been know to steal the parts for themselves....that\s zimbabwe for you. Drew also used to teach and is fabulous with kids so he brought along his guitar and we all sang \you are my ...

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