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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe First Impression: So quaint and clean, a perfect little tourist town. Where I stayed: Shoe String Backpackers.  Honestly kind of dirty and basic, they charge extra for wifi and the mosquitoes are a nightmare.  The food was quite good though, especially the breakfast porridge and the garden area is lined with artisans making and selling their goods.  It’s also basically the only nightlife in town so depending on how you… Read More

Harare, Zimbabwe First Impression: So green, but the city definitely had a depression era vibe, especially surrounding the banks.  Otherwise quite orderly and well kept. Where I stayed:  It’s a Small World Backpackers Hostel.  We stayed in the large dorm.  They have a lovely garden area which is perfect for a few Castle lagers and journaling. Everything was clean and the owner was very friendly and helpful. What to wear:Light fabric, comfortable walking… Read More

Where 3 ladies try to negotiate bus travel through Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi

Someone: “What are your Travel Plans for Winter Break ?” (2016/17) Me:“I’m going to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania.” Someone: “Oh wow!  So do you take flights between all the countries?” Me: “We have a flight from Harare to Victoria Falls and then Mbeya TZ, to Dar Es Salaam, TZ.  The other times we will take a bus.” Someone: “You guys need to be careful, (doom doom doom) I’ve heard that people… Read More