Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

Five Billion DollarsI should have mentioned that the best Father’s Day present for me this year was the return of my daughter after her prolonged stay in South Africa. She got back last Thursday and already it is like she has never been away.

Her last few weeks were spent visiting the southern countries of the continent as part of a small group travelling with Nomad Tours.

They first journeyed north through the Namib Desert to Windhoek, then across the Okavanga Delta in Botswana before ending up at Victoria Falls. Miss P then made her own way to Zimbabwe and Zambia before flying to Mozambique to spend a few days with friends.

There were many adventures along the way and we have only seen half of her (very good) photos because her camera battery lost its charge midway through the screening on our tv.

But one of the saddest souvenirs is the Zimbabwean five billion dollar bill that I”ve scanned in above, a relic of a car crash economy under the tender stewardship (geddit?) of Robert Mugabe.

Believe it or not, that is one of the smaller denomination notes that she picked up for a dollar. The largest is fifty billion and in total she has $9,560,000,000.

Just proves that you do have to travel to make your fortune.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

2 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 21st June 2011

    You must be very proud of Miss Parrot. What next for her I wonder?

  • Mr Parrot 22nd June 2011

    Proud indeed. But she will be staying put for a little while, taking her masters in TEFL at Manchester Uni.


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