PostCards Never Written
Janita Van de Velde
ZIMBABWE
He stripped off his clothes and started to climb over the railing of the boat, his tackle dangling precariously in the breeze. There happened to be another tour boat passing by at that exact moment, with at least a hundred people on it. We could see them pulling out their video-recorders and cameras, getting ready to capture this rare footage of exotic wildlife. With a screeching caveman holler, our exhibitionist let go of the guardrail and cannonballed into the water.

Days later, the locals were still talking about the crazy white boy who had stripped naked and jumped into the hippo and crocodile-infested waters of the Zambezi River. Yes, I witnessed greatness.
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