10/18/09: Livingstone, Zambia
Victoria Falls: the biggest falls in the world. It’s not the tallest falls or the widest falls or the falls with the most water falling over per second or the most powerful falls but the biggest falls. I suppose that means by area? I really have no idea.
Anyway, since this is the dry season, Victoria Falls is only a miniature version of itself at its most majestic. Walking four feet from the edge and looking across at the gorge, which had water flowing over in just a few places, I could only imagine how amazing it would look with water coming across over the entire sheet of rock and crashing into the canyon below.
I think looking at the falls must have affected Kevin’s head, as he literally threw good money after bad, buying worthless Zimbabwean billion and trillion-dollar notes with good US dollars. I didn’t fare much better at the market; while Kevin was haggling over these worthless pieces of paper, I accidentally bought a stone soap dish with a little giraffe in it. It really was an accident, I thought I named an absurdly low price. Luckily, I did manage to barter Kevin’s blue dress (“It’s a party dress! It’s really very nice.”) for a small wooden mask. Now the only question is what we’ll do with all this stuff. I really have no idea.
Scrabble Picture: While we set up this picture, one of the locals stopped and asked us about the game – we are Scrabble evangelists!
Picture of the Day: I never break the rules – never