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We finally left at 11am, a bit later than we had expected but at least we had enough time to leave for the journey home. But, just before we headed back towards the capitol I wanted to go to the border of Mozambique. For my first year fine art project, I’ve chosen to explore and understand the ideology amongst African boundaries and borders. It’s something that fascinates me, that geographical lines across countries can cause so much conflict. I am so ...
... 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 ...
... have been very helpful and we now have a whole list of things to do in this area. Unfortunately it is our last stop in Zimbabwe.
I can still not understand the economics of these countries. In every country we have had people asking us for food, we have been told a police office in Zimbabwe makes about $150 a month. Yet a room at the Holiday Inn is $170 a night, and a room at a bed and ...
... heading north. We do not often travel north on this trip (as you can probably appreciate!) Rogan told us that we were not going to Chimanimani National Park but instead to Bvumba Mountains area. Over and over again, we were stopped today by the so called traffic police and 'fined' for something or the other. These people are a disgrace to their country! Shame on them!
Late afternoon, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLeopard Rock Hotel Mutare
We've been at Leopard Rock on Oct'10, it was dark in the night and we arrived without a reservation. We really thought it would be vacant but in fact it was almost fully booked. We had luck to find a room. The hotel is luxurious and keeps the shape of its start after a refurbishing few years early, it was a great experience. At the gate the security guy gave us a salute! This place has a history... fairly isolated in a green Zimbabwe's area, the room were comfortable, the service was perfect although the dinner could have more options in the menu, but it doesn't bothered us. Because the economical embargo our credit cards didn't work there so we had to pay in cash what surprised us because the hotel is a little pricey, but it worth.
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