Monthly Archives: June 2013

Day 301: No More Luxury For A While

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Mon. 10th June 2013 From our hotel, Zambezi Sun, we get free entry to the falls and with the light this morning being completely different to that at sunset last night we decide to have one last visit before we …

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Day 300: On The Border

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Sun. 9th June 2013 It’s not just the days that tick by relentlessly – 300 days seemed to be an awfully long time when we were setting off. Like trying to think about Christmas at the end of February, we …

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Day 299: Fifty Dollars Or Free?

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Sat. 8th June 2013 One of the activities in Victoria Falls that appealed to us was the bridge tour to hear about the history of the bridge but at a cost of $50 each it seemed excessive. Having quizzed the …

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Day 298: Across Zimbabwe

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Fri. 7th June 2013 Today we spent the whole day travelling by car and then by bus nearly 800km across Zimbabwe back to Victoria Falls. Janet says that I don’t need to put any more than this in the blog …

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Day 297: Great Zimbabwe

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Thur. 6th June 2013 Today we are going to visit the place which gave Zimbabwe its name. Zimbabwe comes from a Shona phrase meaning ‘houses of stone’ and so the country is named after the ancient city we are visiting …

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Day 296: The Road To Ruin

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Wed. 5th June 2013 As we’ve stayed in Zimbabwe, our itinerary has evolved as we have become more confident about our ability to get around within the country. Our experience on the bus convinced us that we could get between …

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Day 295: Rocky Rhodes

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Tues. 4th June 2013 Well, we never thought we would be in Zimbabwe and certainly not driving around in a hire car. But then this whole trip has been full of surprises. The man from Europcar arrives in good time …

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Day 294: Train Treasure Trove

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Mon. 3rd June 2013 Nesbitt Castle is definitely proving to be high on the bizarre scale. Its not just the faux-castle design – I know an Englishman’s home is his castle, but this is taking it too far. In addition …

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Day 293: Bulawayo Bound

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Sun. 2nd June 2013 We are sad to be leaving The Hide as we climb onto the safari vehicle for one last time at 7:30am. It is not for the morning game drive like the remaining guests, but heading out …

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Day 292: Elephant Encounter

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Sat. 1st June 2013 I had a really good night’s sleep and I’m not sure whether to be disappointed or not. Part of the purpose of the Dove’s Nest is to get to hear the animals in the wild so, …

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