so it's been 1 week of zimbabwe living and zimbabwe loving. so many new adjustments and changes and just a general wind-down because it is CHILLED here. so many emotions have already come to play. many tears. many laughs. many 'wtf' moments but generally good and happy and exciting feelings.
the trip up here was fairly uneventful - a R1500 traffic fine that we got out of, an almost disappointingly easy border experience, rad padkos, a severely overloaded car, plenty pretty scenery and long long roads.
it took us 2 days to get here which i think was actually quite smart. it meant a night in musina in a swanky hotel and one last night in south africa.
arriving in zimbabwe was awesome! it felt like i was back home! it's so pretty here! the people are poor man, wow, but so joyful and kind.
my first zimbabwe sunrise
this is the birchenough bridge. it's like the eiffel tower of zimbabwe. it links masvingo and mutare. mutare being the closest town to which i live (although it's actually quite far)
this is our house in the mountains
my sister made this awesome cushion for us and it now lives in the lounge.
have had a lot of fun decorating our house but still waiting for a whole cargo truck of my stuff from south africa to arrive and then things are going to get real in here!
will post more house pics soon. am about to embark on painting the lyrics of 'home' by edward sharpe onto a wall in the lounge whilst my boyfriend slaves away in the kitchen doing what he does best. he has been my saving grace in this transition. what a special person.
just a few more pics of where i live right now...
pretty much want to get married in this here building...
sweet deal huh?