The Smoke That Thunders
Trip Start Jun 12, 2004
50Trip End Jan 01, 2005
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We took the night sleeper train from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls. It was rather posh and comfortable. Four of us stayed up late swapping stories.
Now I am at Victoria Falls for 4 days. Yesterday I spent over 8 hours at the waterfall itself - walking around, viewing the falls, watching an elephant roam around above the falls, watching bungy jumpers off the Zim/Zambia bridge, and reading "To Kill a Mockingbird." The falls were fantastic. They stretch over 1 kilometer with multiple points of cascades. Since it was a sunny day (as 95% of the days in Africa have been), you could see rainbows everywhere. As the sun set, the falls glowed yellow.
On my walk back from the falls, I tried to help the tourist police catch one of the street touts. They are trying to make this village safer by capturing people who are trying to illegally exchange money or sell curios and pot.