I woke up this morning with a rare chance to read the papers in bed (unheard of with a 3 month baby & 3 children at home!!). And decided it was time to reconnect a bit on BozAround to share an inspiring reading “Zimbabwe – The Great Wide re-Open“. As Lucia Van der Post from the FT How to Spend It puts it, Long ago I (too) fell in love with Zimbabwe. It was a coup de foudre.
When I was 19 years old studying economics in Paris, I worked as a flight-attendant for a summer job. I got a chance to spend a week in Zimbabwe courtesy of my employer. Air France had only one flight a week to Harare, so we’d fly there as a crew, had our nights at the Hilton Harare paid for, and wait for the return flight. Aside from the years I had spent as a child in Algeria, I had never been to Africa before.