Crowne Plaza Hotels Harare - Monomotapa
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Its time…..its been 6 weeks since we left for our trip to Zimbabwe, I am driving back from a cancelled climbing trip due to the weather, it comes on the song that’s been obsessing my mind for the last few weeks: “Are we alone…..because I need something to believe in….” There’s something about being human …
... 2 hours and board long flight home.
We go to Addis Abbaba, Ethiopia with a 3 hours layover and change of planes. Then on to Frankfurt, Germany, where we have another 3 hour layover and change of planes. Then it is on to Chicago where we will clear customs, and then home to CIncinnati where we are supposed to land at about 2 pm. I hope to drive straight to the office for class at 3:20.
It has been a successful yet ...
... Cecil is not really called Cecil. He's asked me not to print his real name, and it's quite easy to understand why. Everywhere we go in Harare, Cecil points out white acquaintances who were once farmers. Their stories are harrowing, from livelihoods destroyed to butchered pets and premature, stress-related deaths. Coupled with a blatant disregard for the rule of law, fear is a key weapon of the Zimbabwean government, and, without any checks and balances against them in ...
... question. We soon realised that none of us had any money and had to turn back.
The solution was to take the car. It worked to our advantage as Tau and I agreed that we could pick up people along the way for a few dollars. Whilst driving to Harare, I noticed things had changed a little. There seemed to be more construction going on and dwellings scattered around.
Whilst driving down Robert Mugabe rd. and other familiar street names I loved being back in ...
... video screens each facing their respective language sections - English, Shona, and Ndebele. The sign language group had a small stage set up at the bottom of their section and the Chinese did not have a stage, just translators translating from the English talks. The stadium itself had a huge screen mounted high and the brothers broadcasted the ZSL parts from there.
The first day we sat near a sister from Arizona, some Brazilian delegates, a Swiss family, ...