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We were millionaires

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

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At $450,000Z to the dollar, we became millionaires after changing $3US. This photo is what $200US looks like.

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At the gas station, they use a money counting maching and just dump the bills into boxes and then throw the boxes into the closet. Crazy. Bills started at $20,000, 50,000, and the hard to get 100,000.

Gas ran around $35,000,000 to fill the tank. Crazy stuff. We had to walk around with our backpacks full of money just to go and buy a pizza.

Chimanimani National Park

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

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Chimanimani National Park was a breath of fresh air from the normal arid desert like conditions of Zimbabwe. It was mountainous with green trees and heavily farmed. It had a nice little village and nice people. The most memorable part was scoring the deluxe accomodations for $3Mil each. Before we even got the bags out of the card we extended to two nights. It was sweet.
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The place was a two story hut with master bedroom, upstairs lofts, master bath with tub, a second with shower, a full kitchen, fire place, all the cushioned seating, and plenty of space to just laze around.

Just some views from the garden.
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Bribery

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
IMG_2817.JPG Above is "Rat Bastard". He was a prick and he knew it. You could tell the way he acted he was power hungry. His message to Daniel was "step out of ... [Continue reading this entry]

Matobo National Park

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Matobo (7).JPG Matobo National Park is a bit easier to explain. Here they had three basic parts of the park. One was the rock formations. They had these weird balanced boulder ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Great Zimbabwe

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Great Zimbabwe (10).JPG Now this is one of the most important sites in Zimbabwe. The conditions are actually amazingly good. It is huge and there are approximately three basic sections that ... [Continue reading this entry]

Khami Ruins

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Khami (1).JPG This was a ruin made by, I am guessing Khami people. I am really not sure anything about the ruins because I am really lazy. I do know that it ... [Continue reading this entry]

Nalatale Ruins

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Nalatale Ruins.JPG The Nalatale Ruins are ruins from some old tribes that I don't know about. It was one of the tourist things that Daniel had to see, so off we went in ... [Continue reading this entry]

Hwange National Park

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Hwange (7).JPG Pretty impressive view from my tent. You could see for miles and miles. At night I got to hear a few lions, hyeanas, and other questionable animals. Cool stuff. Other ... [Continue reading this entry]

On to the Zim

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
Vic falls (5).JPG So after doing some day trekking (game walking) and animal viewing via a boat, we were on our way to Zimbabwe. The border was only a few kilometers away ... [Continue reading this entry]