Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Last weekend I was taken in with the holiday spirit gripping everybody in Canada, for Saturday, July 1 was Canada Day. Modern Canada is 139 years old.

On that day, our first ever, Canada Day, my family and I took off to the world famous Niagara Falls. We were not disappointed. The Falls are a natural wonder and the beautiful facade of five star hotels flanking the Falls make it a double spectacle for those like me who marvel at both natural creations and technological advancement.

However, I must admit. Coming from Zimbabwe, home to the Mighty Victoria Falls, Niagara seems like a cute puppy while the Mosi-oa-Tunya - "The Smoke that Thunders" is like Cliford, the Big Red Dog, all scary and adorable at the same time.

Although I have always disputed the recorded history that Dr. David Livingstore, the famous British world explorer of the 1850s, was the first ever to see the Victoria Falls, I still believe his description of them remains the most apt.

Upon stumbling at the spectacle nature had thrown in his path through the jungles of Africa, Dr. Livingstone is said to have uttered: "Scenes so lovely must be gazed upon by angels in their flight."

You only need to go there and see for yourself. Actually, my advice to anybody thinking of visiting both wonders, is to visit Niagara first and finish with the Victoria Falls.

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