|Connemara lakes and World's View|
|cottage and car|
The Nyanga National Park lies in the Eastern Highlands in Zimbabwe. The height ranges between 1800m and 2500m above sea level. The climate is similar to the one in England.
|The warden in the misty drizzle|
|Tea time to escape the cold|
|Tough roads for a 2WD|
In the house, there was electricity for the light, and there were two plugs in the kitchen. One for the fridge, and one for the kettle. The heating and the cooking was by fire. Luckily we weren't there in wintertime with temperatures going down to -3°C because the house isolation was nonexistent. The windows were single glasses and some doors and windows had up to a centimeter of opening when closed. But otherwise the cottage was like one that you would expect to find in an English countryside. The weather and climate here seemed to be the same as well. Thus we spent our time here indoors making and tending to the fire, playing cards, writing blog articles and cooking yet another fine meal. We weren't looking forward to going out in this drizzly windy weather. We hoped that the next day would be much better. We even asked Innocent, the caretaker here, if he was going to make it a sunny day and he said that he definitely would. So that's all settled.
|Dip at Brighton Beach|
The next morning I woke up around 7 and went out to the living room to meet Marco who was already making fire. It was still a bit misty, but much less than the previous day. Marco met Innocent, the caretaker, outside the house when he started out for a walk and asked when we had to leave the cottage. As usual the time was 10. So we decided to wake up Claudia, make breakfast and get ready to leave. We had Innocent take the cottage's key instead of bringing it back to the main gate because we wanted to drive around the park first. The sun was out and the mist all gone when we finally left the cottage.
|Early panorama of Connemara lakes|
|Me on top of mountain at World's View|
We spent the rest of the evening talking about traveling and especially about my next step and what could be expected in South or Central America. I wanted to go to Malawi, but the visa costs USD 150 and there isn't that much to do. I wanted to go to Zambia, but the transport there is said to be even worse than in Zimbabwe for independent travelers and the cost of living even higher. A budget accommodation costs USD 50 in Lusaka according to LP. What choices do I have ? I definitely will go to Harare, and from there to the Chinhoyi Caves. But after that, who knows ? I might go to Guatemala or Mexico to learn some Spanish ? But after all, just pay the USD 150 and go to Malawi over Zambia. See you there.