We walked down the street and found a place where they sold hotplates and I again bought the cheapest one I could find. Afterwards, we stopped at a market and I bought some basic food items: rice, beans, bread, eggs, peanut butter, salt, etc. and then we drove back outside of town to get to the home I’d be living in. Chimoio is a much larger site than what I anticipated. When I joined the Peace Corps, I expected to be in a very small village out in “the bush” with little chance of access to electricity or running water. While the city center itself may only be a few blocks with one main paved street, the neighborhoods surrounding it go for miles… or kilometers(guess I should get used to saying that). There are over 100 thousand people that live in Chimoio and the general areas surrounding it, so it by no means is the small village I envisioned. You could consider it, however, to be a series of small villages surrounding a small city center. In addition, many people have access to electricity and running water, although the electricity is notoriously erratic. It is indeed a prime example of a developing city in a developing nation.