Zimbabwe

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The afternoon ended with tea at the Victoria Falls Hotel, a trip back in time into a past that seemed frozen. This old imperial British hotel still had porters dressed as they were 100 years ago in the time this town was a destination from Europe. The old decor is perfectly intact and you would not know where you are until you emerge from the carved ebony lobby and trophies mounted on the walls into a world of street vendors trying to sell you the old Zimbabwe dollars in notes of 1, 2,10 and 20 billion dollar notes. Their out of control inflation had caused a disaster, until they finally adopted the US dollar in 2009. That’s all that is accepted or used here and there are no cents, so everything is to the nearest dollar….

I’m on the bus back to Botswana, and will be on my way to Namibia again on a long drive through the Caprivi strip. Unfortunately time is running out and the rest of the trip will be mostly about driving….

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