Zimbabwe Welcome to the beautiful Lush forests. Tall mountains. Zimbabwe has it all! $0.50
Hi! Zimbabwe is great, when I got off the plane I looked around and saw AMAZING forests. I turned to look the other way and saw few but beautiful mountains. Zimbabwe Is landlocked between Mozambique, south Africa, Batswana, and Zambia! They have NO lakes around them what’s so ever. That must be hard to get fresh fruit and clean water. The climate here is AMAZING! It is tropical climate and the temperatures are perfectly warm and cold at the same time. The weather is SO nice and when it rains the air smells very clean and fresh. It is very hard to get very fresh water here because of it being landlocked. Their water comes from wells in the ground. That is not good because there is a lot of diseases in it.
Welcome to Zimbabwe Where the food is good and witchcraft is believed $0.92
Wow! I barely got here and I already noticed some changes! These people are really open. When I asked them about there culture, they really took the time to explain. They have traditional faith. They, some reason, believe in magic in witchcraft and totems. I thought it was kind of strange. Good thing they explained it in English though, because otherwise I would have had no idea. I started poking around and noticed dancing. Luckily I came here on Saturday because that’s when dancing festivals start! It seems to only be in the rural areas though. It was really fun and enjoyable! I saw some really unique dance moves. The festival ended early. I went out for dinner after that. I noticed something strange. I headed inside a type of restaurant and noticed everyone’s plate was practically full of mounds of food! Especially pasta! With ketchup bottles right at the side! The lady on the front desk said “Lunch is light. But dinner is full and hearty!” Then I noticed the menu. Wow, eating habits are way different here from America for sure!Well I have to go, these menus look delicious! Atakan Keceli
Welcome to Zimbabwe Where education is a priority and languages are taught
Hey! I was about to start reading this interesting book, but the second I opened the first page, I noticed it wasn’t even English! I flipped page after page and no English! I have no idea what the text was saying. I felt weird knowing the fact I didn’t know what the text was. I was thinking what all this in till I looked out the window and noticed a school right across the road. So I crossed the street, and I noticed everyone was walking on the street. There was no cars, so I thought that was the reason. Then I noticed I was already in front of the school. I took a stroll inside and noticed there was no security. Anyone can just walk in here. I past by plenty of classrooms with lots of people, listening, learning. I soon discovered the languages are Shona and Ndebele are taught in the Rural areas due to colonialism. Urban areas teach English, which I luckily know. People in Zimbabwe really seem to want a important education, because I only seen paying attention, listening, no talking whatsoever, and just straight studying. I actually considered taking a few classes , but I was a little too late. Best stick with being clueless! Sometimes it’s fun! Atakan Keceli
Hi again! I went researching and found so many facts about this place! I found out a TON about their economy. Their exports are things ranging from tobacco to gold and everything in between, cotton, platinum, and even clothing! What caught me by surprise was that they exported clothing. I also researched their natural resources and found so many results. Sort of like some of their exports, their natural resources are coal, chromium ore, asbestos, gold, nickel, copper, iron ore, lithium, tin, platinum and other metals. That’s a lot of resources! When I researched their government type I found that they have a Parliamentary democracy. Sounds like a hard word right. A Parliamentary democracy is when the people of that country vote for their leaders. Similar to the united states. Bye!
Hi! When I was researching I found out a lot of interesting things about Zimbabwe’s history. Their government was controlled by direct rule from Great Britain. Direct rule is a system of government in which a province is controlled by a central government. They gained independence in 1980 non peacefully. They gained independence by having a war. What a bad way! The difficulties of independence are that they were left with a very weak government so people kept fighting each other to take control of the government. Their voting rules are that you have to be 18 or older to vote and you vote in a voting booth. They make decisions by running them through the president.
Welcome to Zimbabwe Contribute to Ride for Hope to prevent AIDS/HIV all over Zimbabwe
I’m back and…Zimbabwe has some problems. A few places in Zimbabwe (Thankfully not where I am) lacks sanitation and plumbing systems. That’s gotta be terrible. Another thing disease-wise. HIV is a huge problem in Zimbabwe. Even clinics don’t have a great supplement for medical supplies. Hospitals aren’t much of a difference either. Luckily Zimbabwe has had a few improvements in there local health boards. Before 1 in 5 of all adults would get HIV. These are in the rural areas. But, due to urban area fixes and improvements, HIV only affects about 1% of the population! Isn’t that great? The population has basically helped themselves to stop the spread of HIV. Unfortunately HIV is not the only epidemic. Malaria and Bilharzia is still a major problem in rural and urban areas still. Best be careful around here! Compare America to here. America has plumbing and sanitation systems and well supplied hospitals and clinics. Zimbabwe is pretty much opposite. Harsh. Well, I’m going to go sight-seeing, so I’ll be sure to write back when I see something interesting! Atakan Keceli
You are now leaving Zimbabwe A country with totems and spiritual doctors
I’m back and whoa! Zimbabwe has a few problems. I noticed crops and farms dying and I read the headline on the newspaper. “Major Droughts in Zimbabwe” it read. I was really sad about that. Apparently there normal, so nothing too major. I also observed the totem and witchcraft traditional beliefs a little closer and found some things really interesting. They actually use the totems themselves to do their religious practices. Christianity is also done, with Church and Christian belief, but it’s a very small religion in Zimbabwe, and to narrowit down even more, it’s mainly only in Rural areas. That’s… Pretty small for a religion percentage for a country, isn’t it? They also believe in scary things, this traditional faith. They believe spiritual doctors do so exist, aiding people so fast and ghostly… With curses! Isn’t that just scary? To be aided you must “pay the price.” A curse! That’s terrible! Luckily I won’t be here to experience that. I wouldn’t want to think of it even! I’ll see you back In America, I learned so much here!Farewell Zimbabwe! Atakan Keceli