Saskia in Zimbabwe
I got the hang of it! I can communicate in some Shona now and that makes life way easier. When children happily shout murungu* at me, I surprise them with Seke mutema!*. I feel fortunate: I can make someone’s day by just saying ‘hi’ and I can even deprive them of...read more
Buying money With a friend I plan to go to Harare. We own 1 buck, so first we visit some acquaintances to buy money from them: we receive 2 dollar and will pay them 3 dollar back later. There is a cash crisis in Zimbabwe: people are queuing for hours to get a little...read more
For breakfast I stroll to the mango tree in front of my house. With a stone I knock off a ripe mango off the tree. I don’t bother peeling the mango anymore, the locals taught me this. I think I will extend my stay in Zimbabwe to be able to enjoy the avocados and...read more
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Job van der Zon