If you find that you cannot return to Zim due to the present unrest, remember that "Home" is not a building, it's wherever you and your family are together. I hope that your husband is in Scotland with you and the kids now; if not, that you will all be together soon -- and for many years to come. Zim, the land, will always be waiting. Dictators come and go, but the land Endures.
Howdy all ...
Just me 'n' the kiddos here - the hubby decided to stay and be a hero on the frontline ... Also, with our hyper-inflation, the cost of an air ticket is the equivalent of buying 35 horses - yep, THIRTY-FIVE!!! So he decided he'd rather have the nags.
CJ - you've got me thinking with your pasta theories. You may have unwittingly discovered the revolutionary material of the 21st century! Work on that one ...
Chris - please let me know if you see any fringe shows worth checking out ...
Why didn't you buy the horses and ride to Scotland ? I'm perusing the Fringe program at this moment but as usual it will be a case of guesswork. I tend to avoid the most effusive reviews and this has paid off in the past with some good stuff.
The women I'm staying with have a love of slumming it in the boozers on South Bridge street with the result that during the afternoons entertainment your scribe is praying for a chamberpot under the seat. After about 4 entertainments its over to the Loon Fung for Dim Sung and then home where more Italian Rocket Liqueur is imbibed. After 4 days I'm begging for mercy !
From Edinburgh --
Start out going North on FREDERICK STREET towards QUEEN STREET.
2: FREDERICK STREET becomes QUEEN STREET GARDENS.
3: QUEEN STREET GARDENS becomes HOWE STREET.
4: Turn LEFT onto S EAST CIRCUS PLACE.
12: Enter next roundabout and take 3rd exit onto CRAIGLEITH ROAD.
13: Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto QUEENSFERRY ROAD.
16: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto MAYBURY ROAD.
18: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto ramp.
19: Enter next roundabout and take 2nd exit onto THE CITY OF EDINBURGH BYP.
20: Turn SLIGHT LEFT to take the A71 ramp towards HERMISTON GAIT/M8/LIVINSTON/EDINBURGH WEST/WEST CALDER.
21: Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp.
22: Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto M8.
23: M8 becomes A8.
24: A8 becomes GLASGOW AND EDINBURGH ROAD.
26: Merge onto NORTH ROAD. 0.03 miles
27: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto A725.
28: A725 becomes BELLSHILL ROAD.
29: Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto M74
30: M74 becomes A74(M).
31: A74(M) becomes A74.
32: A74 becomes M6.
33: Take the M1 exit towards LONDON/NORTHAMPTON. 1.44 miles
35: Take the M25 exit- exit number 6A- on the left towards HARLOW/DARTFORD TNL./M11/HEATHROW AIRPORT/M20/M4.
37: M25 becomes A282.
38: A282 becomes CANTERBURY WAY.
39: CANTERBURY WAY becomes A282.
40: A282 becomes QUEEN ELIZABETH II BRIDGE.
41: QUEEN ELIZABETH II BRIDGE becomes A282.
42: Take M25 towards M23/GATWICK AIRPORT/M20/CHANNEL TNL/DOVER.
45: Merge onto M20.
46: M20 becomes A20.
52: Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto DOCK EXIT ROAD
53: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto DOVER CALAIS.
54: DOVER CALAIS becomes CALAIS DOVER.
58: Stay straight to go onto AUTOROUTE 216.
60: Merge onto AUTOROUTE 26 (Portions toll).
61: Take the exit on the left towards REIMS-TINQUEUX/REIMS-CENTRE/CHÂLON S-S/-MARNE/METZ NANCY/STRASBOURG/LYON.
62: Merge onto AUTOROUTE 4 (Portions toll).
64: Merge onto AUTOROUTE 35.
65: Stay straight to go onto AUTOROUTE 352.
70: Merge onto AUTOROUTE 35.
73: AUTOROUTE 35 becomes AUTOBAHN 3.
80: Merge onto AUTOBAHN 2.
83: AUTOBAHN 2 becomes AUTOSTRADA 2.
86: Take the exit towards A4/TORINO/A7/GENOVA/A1/BOLOGNA/LINA TE.
100: Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto VILLA SAN GIOVANNI MESSINA. 0.54 miles
101: VILLA SAN GIOVANNI MESSINA becomes MESSINA VILLA SAN GIOVANNI.
102: MESSINA VILLA SAN GIOVANNI becomes unnamed road
107: Take the ramp towards PALERMO.
Total Estimated Time: Total Distance: 38 hours, 52 minutes 2151.71 miles
Ride to southern beach.
Jump into water and swim to Tunisia.
Ride to Zimbabwe
38 hours and 52 minutes, eh? I have a suspicion I might need to call on the services of SuperHorse for that ... I wonder how he would cope with merging on the Autoroute?
I must say you are a mine of information, CJ - I shall print that out and keep it handy just in case ... you just never know.
Chris - sounds like you're in for a hard time. I'm sure everyone will join me in praying for your safety.
I heard on the BBC on public radio that the deadline had passed and 3000 white farmers were still ok. I only listen to that when going to sleep, so didn't get it all.
Don't those misguided black Zimbabweans know that without their fellow white's contribution to bring civility and knowlege that their country will just blow up or sink.
Last edited by chris h; 08-11-2002 at 06:43 AM.
When civility moves out, terrorism and crime move in. They will create another Somalia. It's a shame the world didn't do something about the situation before it got this bad because now it will cost them in money and lives to clean up the mess and help the starving people. It's sickening really. Especially when you think that Zimbabwe was once a very prosperous nation.
If I ever decide to travel I will look to you for directions.
Money may interrupt the eviction order - A Zimbabwe High Court Judge ruled against the eviction order of one farmer because he had a mortgage on the property and the government had not consulted the bank.
The news said that other farmers have mortgages on their land, as well as other bank debts, giving the banks a “legal right of interest” in the disposal of land.
Per MSNBC, "Economists estimate white farmers owe the nation’s private banks at least $70 million in annual loans, excluding mortgage." I wonder if the banks would rather see the current farmers stay on the land, at least until some of the loans are paid?
We'll see what happens today. mad bob is giving a "state of the nation" address to the Zim parliament today and the political analysts down here feel this will be his main topic of discussion.
I wonder what these countries, including India would be like if Europeans had never ruled them. You'd think that some would have made it, though as far as I know, there is not more than one succesful black run country in African. I guess SA is but don't know much about it either. Why is it that most of Europe is successful, America, I think because we got our laws and morals for Europe, but the rest of the world is pretty screw up, except for some Asian countries. There is not one Arab democracy, turkey is closest.
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