Thursday, January 15, 2009

On Our Way to "Mosi-oa-Tunya"

Just a quick post. I am currently in the equivalent of the Qantas Frequent Flyer's Lounge at Johannesburg International Airport (membership thanks to Leanne's husband, Rob, who is a very frequent flyer). Soon we are flying to Victoria Falls, known to the local people as "Mosi-oa-Tunya".
The Victoria falls is 1,708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic metres of water plummet over the edge every minute. The falls and the surrounding area have been declared National Parks and a World Heritage Site, thus preserving the area from excessive commercialisation.
I had the priviledge of visiting Niagara Falls with my parents 25 years ago so am very keen to see how Victoria Falls compares. I believe there are also lots of hippos and crocodiles to view on the river. So, after taking something like 500 photos of animals, I'll soon be the proud owner of a couple of hundred pictures of water.
I will be staying on the Zambia side of the Falls since Zimbabwe is considered unsafe for tourists. I think this is where I will be for the next two days and night Zambezi Waterfront Hotel.
I hear that it is very very hot back in Australia so I hope you're keeping cool in the water or air-conditioning. I'll post again when I can.
Lots of love from Crafty Kim

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