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Harare, Zimbabwe (with Photos)

This is an update of an earlier article I wrote in 2010, in commemoration of Zimbabwe’s historic political transition after 37 years of rule by former president Robert Mugabe. I arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe at dusk after a long day on the road. I had left Malawi in the morning and drove the last stretch of highway on my 400 mile (700 kilomete [...]

Harare, Zimbabwe

Harare, Zimbabwe
I arrived in Harare, Zimbabwe by car on the evening of May 2 after a long day on the road.  That morning I left Malawi and drove about 400 miles (700 kilometers) through Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.  Although it was a fascinating trip with incredible sights, I was exhausted.  I didn’t know what to expect in Harare.  I read so many negat [...]

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via M...

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via Mozambique (Part V)
I entered Zimbabwe in early afternoon.  Malawi, where I had been early in the morning, seemed so far away now.  I drove on through unremarkable countryside until Eastern Mashonaland, an area dotted with weathered mountainscapes rising curiously up over the dry flat land.  More people lived here than in Mozambique.  They lived in what appeare [...]