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May 10th 2018
Published: May 10th 2018
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Crossed Victoria Bridge into Zambia but didn’t see anyone we knew so came back
Very swish afternoon tea in old Colonial hotel. Absolutely stunning hotel almost identical to Grand Hotel in Habana (bit of sneaky name dropping there....did you notice?). With grand terrace and stunning view of falls. Wild Warthogs, Baboons and Banded Mongooses ( or should that be Mongeese?) just wandering around the grounds. Doesn’t seem that much has changed over the years, with about 4 blacks attending each white! Superb opulent service and ambience. A must see experience.
Then traditional Boma supper and drum/dance performance. Huge spread of traditional fare inc Warthog steak (delicious), Impala stew, Eland meatballs and roasted caterpillars (they call them worms...quite tasty but probably don’t try this at home!).
Now sitting waiting for minibus to drive 3 hours over rough and badly potaholed roads (no change there then) to an African Wild Dog rehab centre. Endangered (‘painted’ dogs) due to poachers. Then another game drive and bush lodge for two nights
It’s a hard life! Work hard. Retire. Enjoy.
Enjoying the ‘Ski’ Club (Spending Kids Inheritence). Sorry Kids but you’ve got to earn your own. You’ll be better people for it, believe me. Ok, you’re already better people. I get that and we’re proud of you. But you’ll still
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Listed in trip advisor as one of top ten things to do for both high tea and views. Didn’t fancy the bungee jump from the bridge. Well I am a pensioner you know.
get the house when we’re done with it! And it’s only 4 doors along from the pub. What’s not to like? Everyone’s a winner
Onward and upward.

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Civilisation? Civilisation?

This pic’s for Fraser the Master Baker. Had to control the automatic spellchecker there 🤭
See if you take the last macaroon....See if you take the last macaroon....
See if you take the last macaroon....

....I’ll bit your feckin’ hand off, lady!
Poor SignpostingPoor Signposting
Poor Signposting

There’s no mention of Portmahomack and that’s MUCH further away!
Raimbow mist and Victoria BridgeRaimbow mist and Victoria Bridge
Raimbow mist and Victoria Bridge

From the hotel. Border of Zimbabwe and Zambia

14th May 2018

Looks like you're both having a fab time. x

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