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Zimbabwe 2011

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S: Zimbabwe 2011

FC: Zimbabwe 2011

1: Imire Game Park 6/6/2011 - 7/4/2011

2: June 7th, 2011 During the course of the day, I've seen four giraffes, four warthogs, about a dozen antelope of all shapes and sizes, a handful of zebra, and a python. Monkeys and baboons are also frequently seen roaming Imire looking for excitement. We saw the lions and hyenas for the first time today. I wish I could see Clark's face if he ever saw one of THEM. Cleo is beautiful and Teddy is just gorgeous. A chain link fence suddenly seems shockingly insignificant when they're on the other side of it. Tatenda and Shannu sleep right outside the volunteer house - to see them walking home in the evenings with their handlers is really wonderful.

4: Elephants | Mac | Kotunga

5: Mandavu | Toto

6: Jamie | Nadia | Sharan & Lara | Catherine | Danielle

7: Catherine | Hetty | Becs & Heather | Rosie | Laura | Volunteers

8: July 3rd, 2011 I came on this trip expecting it to be all about animals. I was ready to jump in with elephants and rhinos and cruise the savannah looking at giraffes, zebras, and antelope. While all of this DiD happen, I'm struck by the fact that it was the PEOPLE I met here that affected me most. Life here in Zimbabwe is so strange. Life on Imire is even stranger. Everything that can go wrong, DOES go wrong. Cars break down, electricity refuses to come on, people get hurt, money gets stolen, and yet they carry on. Bush fires blaze, the government threatens, poachers attack, and they carry on. This place is beautiful. | Riley

9: Godknows | Bright | Greg, Greg, Greg

10: and sports at the school in the evening . I didn't play this time, my stomach was feeling a bit "dodgy as it was, but I came and cheered and sat on the sidelines with Vitalis and Stanford and Victor.

11: The secondary school today was great fun - always is! As always, we stick out like sore thumbs. Eyes, hundreds of them, follow us literally everywhere. As you sit there, you can FEEL it on the back of your neck - watching, judging, hating sometimes. But, it's the way it is and you can't change it, so you ignore it, smile, and focus on the kids next to you. The ones laughing and joking with you, telling you about their lives, taking tiny but significant steps as ambassadors against judgement. You GO Stanford! | Numwa Secondary School | June 23rd, 2011

12: The primary school today was amazing - so much fun! We made up games to help teach them English, then played Duck, Duck, Goose. They were so sweet - always wanting to hold our hands or sit next to us. They were fascinated with my hair - playing with it, touching it; they thought it was so funny! | June 10th, 2011

14: Home | four breeding rhinos that day as they were locked in their pens. Tatenda, only 5 months old, was the only survivor. His mother was killed. Just before that night, | June 9th, 2011 This morning on our rhino walk, Bright told us a story. It goes as follows . . . In 2007 poachers came to Imire

15: Today was easily the most ridiculous day of my life. I'm literally having trouble believing that I actually did what I did in one day. Today I woke up at 5:30am to stumble into a lukewarm shower in a freezing bathroom to attempt to make my hair look presentable after 2 days of travel. After said shower, i was brought tea by an incredibly gorgeous english"bloke", rode a massive African elephant for 2 hours, helped a Zimbabean school plant a vegetable garden, took a machete to a feild of banner grass, fed said grass to the

16: Hey guys, sorry I haven't contacted anyone yet. Saturdays are internet days and a phone is Not happening any time soon. Everything here is AMAZING, every day is something new! It's hard work, but completely worth it. Guess what else - I can now lift 2 hay bales, build a shed, and put out fires! | Dorothy Works 1888 McCarter Ln. Grants Pass, OR 97527 USA

17: Deliveries, Building, Tree-cutting, Fire guards

18: Life on the truck

20: Zimbabwe

21: Saying | goodbye | July 3rd, 2011 My last day in Zimbabwe. I just finished packing my bags - a difficult procedure of deciding what to take, what to donate to the other girls, and what to give to the Zim kids. This African adventure has FLOWN by, I can't believe a month has gone by in this house. I DO miss the comforts of home - on a daily basis, good food, a warm shower, smaller bugs,

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