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Mozambique Travel Stories
Vilanculos to Tete
I wish we could capture our experiences somehow, just to make you fully comprehend what we mean when trying to explain a specific day or time. Round here, in Mozambique, you are everyone’s friend, and everyone is yours. You will always find a “Nice Price” usually from someone called “just call me Mr Price, because I give the best price” and African Time is not a myth! When we read that the bus leaves at 4:30am, chances are you’ll only be on...

Inhambane to Vilanculos
Yesterday was what we’d call a bit of a rough day. It started with us deciding to leave Tofu in search of more beautiful beaches in Vilanculos. After watching the Rugby with a few other South Africans at Dino’s Bar on Saturday, we packed up that night and made our way along the beach to the Tofu bus “terminal” Sunday morning. Under the impression that the bus leaves at 6am, we got up at 4:15am, but only to find that on a Sunday it only arrives...

Maputo to Inhambane
On Monday night, the 20th of October 2008, our journey was kick started with the InterCape bus trip from Old JHB road in Centurion to Maputo, Mozambique. We crossed the Lebombo border in Mozambique by sunrise on Tuesday, fortunately having no issues with customs or prolonged searches. Once in Maputo we settled at The Base Backpackers which provided dormitories and all necessary means to pack off, and rest it out for the night. Our first d...

When Karma bit us on the butt
Ilha de Mocambique (Mozambique Island) was a stunning little place, was it not for the mosque across the road with its speakers seemly pointed square onto our hotel room. It wouldn’t be so bad had it not been the holy month of Ramadan. The island itself is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mozambique and a treasure trove and cultural melting pot of the former Portuguese occupants. It’s only 3km long and 500m at it’s widest and was capital...

Stupid, White with Dollar Signs for Eyes
The road leading south from Dar es Salaam is a little off the beaten track, but full of wonder and adventure. Our first stop led us to the 13th century trading city ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The merchants dealt in gold, silver, pearls, perfume, Arabian crockery, Persian earthward and Chinese porcelain; much of the trade in the Indian Ocean thus passed through their hands. Over the years it grew as gold, ivory...

Donde esta mis pantelones?
Well, I just had my first hot shower after two weeks. Our team just arrived back in South Africa after spending the last two weeks in Maputo, Mozambique at Iris Ministries. It feels good to be able to check the email again. We were pretty much with out internet the whole time we were there. It is amazing to see all the great things happening at Iris. Iris is a children’s home that takes in orphan kids; giving them education, food and hom...

Mozambique
We got to Mozambique safely but along the way we had a crazy moment, funny and embarrassing moment, well for me (Keia) anyway. Well it was an 8 hour bus ride from South Africa to Mozambique with no bathroom. We were running late to the bus station and I already had to use the restroom but we had no time to find one before we got on the bus. I was doing my dance and everything I possibly could to get my mind off of my bladder. It was 3 hours until...

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