A Per­sonal Re­flec­tion

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Wan­der­ing be­side Vic­to­ria Falls lent time for re­flec­tion. From a dis­tance, it can be dif­fi­cult to see the beauty in a place that has ho­mo­pho­bic, racist or sex­ist laws. How­ever, as with most places, go­ing be­yond “the po­lit­i­cal” to see and ap­pre­ci­ate a coun­try, and its peo­ple, will show its true na­ture. Zim­babwe is truly a beau­ti­ful land with much to of­fer the world — and has risen to the top of the men­tal lists for this in­quis­i­tive trav­eler. I would love to go back in the first weeks of spring to see the color of the land­scape jump to the other side of the spec­trum. In a per­fect world, I would leave to­mor­row to go back on Sa­fari in Hwange.

If I had sim­ply cho­sen to not visit Zim­babwe in protest of its anti-LGBT laws, the world would not have no­ticed, and I would still be bit­ter. Hav­ing gone, I saw the stun­ning land­scapes, met many kind­hearted peo­ple, and I now con­sider my­self greatly en­riched from the ex­pe­ri­ence. In re­al­ity, there will be as­pects or laws in most coun­tries that I dis­agree with in some way. How­ever, I re­al­ize now that we should all travel to cel­e­brate what is good, and what is beau­ti­ful in a coun­try. In Zim­babwe, there is a boun­ti­ful sup­ply of both.

Zim­babwe Tourism: www.zim­bab­we­tourism.net Zim­babwe Parks: www.zim­parks.org Bronte Ho­tel: www.bron­te­ho­tel.com Vic­to­ria Falls Ho­tel: www.pureafrica­ex­pe­ri­ences.com Vic­to­ria Falls Rest Camp & Lodges: www.vic­fall­srest­camp.com

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