Five things i wish you knew about Zimbabwe:
Things I wish you knew about Zimbabwe
- It is not a jungle.
Believe it or not I have been asked several times, if I see wild animals when I look outside the window.
If you want to see to see wildlife, you go to the a national park, you wont be disappointed. Once upon a time someone even asked me how I was on the internet….. Zimbabwe is a developing country, yes it has some areas more developed than others but we are not in the dark ages. I cringe when I watch a movie and they reference it as a some place it really not; we don’t live in trees and yes we have internet.
- Our hearts are warm as the tea brewed from our heart-shaped country
The economy might be free falling, cash is in short supply and you will wait for a long time at the bank to get the daily minimum, but amidst all the trials our hearts are in the right place on the left side like they should be. We are a nation of kind, tolerant and peace-loving people, with a humorous nature we laugh at the lemons life throws. The capital city of Zimbabwe, Harare is known as the Sunshine City.
- We are not our president nor our first lady.
Don’t judge us by the actions of our president, and we are not our president’s keeper too. Please don’t ask me when we are going to vote him out or why we still keep him in power. If you have questions for him, you can ask him yourself.
- We are a nation of educated people
Don’t be fooled by the jobs we are willing to do to put bread on the table, you would be quite shocked to find that the person who hands you a flyer advertising something at the traffic lights is a university graduate.
At some point our country we might have the highest literacy rate in Africa, last time i checked according to UNESCO we were just shy of making it in to the top ten list.
Also don’t ask me how for a nation of such educated beings we managed to let our country get into a such state……
- The Victoria Falls is in Zimbabwe.
Well my Zambian friends might have some say in that….. but hey the Victoria Falls boarders Zimbabwe and Zambia so its both there and here.
The Victoria falls is a breath-taking site, locals call it Mosi oa Tunya , meaning The Smoke that Thunders….. its the largest body of falling water by volume and something one just has to see fro themselves even attempt to bungee jump or dare the Devil’s Pool.
Visit Zimbabwe some time I promise you wont regret it maybe we might even hang out and have a real cup of coffee together……
photo Credit Victoria Falls
City of Harare photos view from Africa Unity Square courtesy of Tendai