African Sun Amber Hotel Mutare
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Travel Blogs from Mutare
... to see if we were missing out on
anything...we weren't! However, it was quite amusing cycling past
Mugabe's residence. There were armed guards on the street corner at
both ends and security cameras were lining the perimeter! There were
signs saying no stopping and no taking of photographs, there was even
a point where we had to stop to cross the road due to traffic and the
guards ushered us to cross the road at a different point!! Might
Mugabe be a bit ...
... using imprints. Taking a copy sheet from the bank, I used the inked paper to press my pen on. Underneath would leave the imprint of the ink. It looks amazing! Whilst in my own little world I explored the park, I’m so glad I did. I came across the botanical gardens, usually you think ' botanical gardens’ What a boring, waste of time. However I was shocked when I saw the huge lakes and streams surrounded by flowers. I could have sat there and drawn all day, it was ...
... wake up so early, because they like to make the most of the light. When it starts to get dark you can hardly see anything so waking up earlier and using the day for the light makes far more sense. I sat on the balcony and sketched the lake in front of me. It was bliss. The morning birds chirping and the peaceful water reflecting the trees was absolutely amazing. I was surprised I had never heard of Nyanga before!
Around 9 ...
... unleashed a reign of terror throughout the country targeting primarily antigovernment supporters. Thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands tortured and beaten up. Despite the opposition candidate, Morgan Tsvangirai, winning the election, Mugabe declared the win unconstitutional and insisted on a second round of voting. This time he stepped up the violence to such an extent that Tsvangirai withdrew from the race, relinquishing the election to Mugabe. Mugabe ...
Leaving Harare turned out to be the most eventful experience of the trip. I joined forces with a girl who was going to Mozambique, and my next stop of Mutare was right on the border. Going via the Mozambiquan embassy in a taxi we asked the driver to take us to the bus station to
the border. He looked at us and said that there were no buses to the border. We insisted that there definitely were buses because we had seen them and he eventually agreed that there were buses but he asked us if ...
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