The World Around Us

Map of Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe, formerly named after Cecil Rhodes , is surrounded by South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Botswana. Zimbabweans are mostly Shona and Ndebele. The country is known for its friendly folks, amazing Victoria Falls, laid-back Harare, US dollar economy and intriguing archeological site Great Zimbabwe.

We have learned ‘the patient way’ not to use the Beitbridge border post and to indulge in Victoria Falls ( Mosi-oa-Tunya ). Its history is fascinating and the political situation is one to keep an eye on.

Please note this is a personal blog about traveling around the world.


Great Zimbabwe

The Great and Powerful Zimbabwe

This is a very long article about Great Zimbabwe, an archaeological site in Africa. Lis and Marlowe visited it after their placements. If you like archaeology, you’ll like this article. If not, avoid.

Posted by: Marlowe

Date: July 8, 2013

Wet Victoria Falls

Marlowe and I went to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe with fellow Canadians Tim and Chris. The trip from Mozambique took about 36 hours by bus and train.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: April 27, 2013

Let’s go Boma-ing!

Six weeks after returning from amazing Victoria Falls, I continue reflecting on my shared experience with Marlowe and friends Chris and Tim. I’ll resume teasing and nót show the pictures of the falls but talk about The Boma.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: April 14, 2013

Zimbabwean hippos

I’ve been dreaming for a long time to meet a hippo up close and personal. Marlowe always jokes that I would jump in the water at first sight and try to hug a 7,000-pound animal.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 20, 2013

All the way to Zimbabwe

The next few blog posts will be related to our recent trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The first part of this series is today’s blog about the first leg of our trip. Going to Zimbabwe by bus and train is cheap and very, very long.

Posted by: Lisette

Date: March 18, 2013