The capital city of Zimbabwe is essentially divided into areas of wealth. In the poorest parts, water and electricity are scarcely available. In the wealthier areas, their availability remains temperamental. Generators will plug any gaps in museums or hotels, however. Situated close to the Presidential Residence, an executive suite for two at the Bronte Hotel will cost $275, per night. The relatively simple rooms have all the basic amenities you would expect. It is a wonderful base from which to see Harare. We spent an afternoon in the botanical gardens established by colonial settlers, which has a fascinating mix of exotic plants from around the world. Helpfully, my brother and I were touring Zimbabwe with a native Zimbabwean friend. In the evening, we took a taxi to his favorite bar in town, Pariah State. I immediately added the local Zambezi Lager to my mental list of best beers. The crowd at this bar was a mix of locals and foreign diplomatic attachés. The social side of Harare seemed very tight-knit, but lively. The people were interested in our stories, and less afraid to talk about politics than I had imagined. Everyone is aware of the huge issues facing Zimbabwe, and much of the friction seems to come from differing opinions on what is best for the country.