We are loving the little town of Victoria Falls – US currency is the name of the game here – even the ATM’s spit out US dollars. However, unlike the currency in the USA most of the bills here are blackened beyond believe – some bills are just tattered smears of smudge – even though they are only a few years old!
One lady in a wheelchair told us to be very careful at night in regards to mosquitoes – she said she’s had malaria so many times that she has lost count. Oops!
We’ve been collecting Shona sculpture for over 20 years so we were pleasantly surprised to find the incredibly low prices for these stone sculptures. For a piece in California that would be $400, here is like $25!
Billion and trillion dollar bills are a hot item for street vendors. We’ve been approached countless times by these vendors offering to sell us these “huge” bills!
The main highlight of a visit here are the actual Victoria Falls which we will see tomorrow. In the meantime we stopped by the very swanky five-star hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel where you can see the mist from the falls rising in the distance. The bridge that connects this part of Zimbabwe with Zambia opened in 1905 with Charles Darwin’s son doing the dedication. Today its an impressive human made landmark to complement nature’s primary attraction.
The outside veranda is the perfect place to relax. We ordered a Brazilian Capiranha and a delic crocodile salad! While eating we watched a family of warthogs graze the grass – judging by their appetite the lawns never see a lawnmower. We’ve never seen animals kneel while they eat – the entire family moved along on their knees.