Blogs from Mozambique, Africa - page 11


Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Maputo June 26th 2010

Hello hello! It is hard to believe we have been in Mozambique for a whole week! I cant report that we have done anything specifically profound. One afternoon we went to the fish market (pix to be posted to this blog eventually) and got fresh fish. It was a bit of a hustle market though so we were not free to browse or roam. Still it was a good experience. I got a large kingfish and a small tuna for 100 meticais (3 bucks) and they cooked and cleaned it for another 100 met. Laura got a plate of prawns aka shrimps. We have been enjoying working on Laura's vehicle safety blog although the wireless internet is hard to find here. Weve been staying at Fatimas backpackers and def recommend it if anyone is thinking of ... read more
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Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Maputo June 9th 2010

From Manzini, Swaziland, we took a Kombi to Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. We held up the bus at the border because none of us had visa's, so we had to wait about 20-30 minutes to get them issued. When we got to Maputo, we walked for about 45 minutes with the full backpacks to Fatima's backpackers. I found Maputo to be much cheaper than South Africa. Across the street from where we were staying, we could get a beer from the tap for 22 Meticais which is about 60 cents US. The next day we walked to the fish market. This place had everything you could think of. I got almost a kilo of prawns for around 6 USD, then took them over to one of the many restaurants next to the fish market, and ... read more
Prawn Dinner
Fish Market

Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Maputo June 3rd 2010

I am sitting in a relaxing hostel in the coastal city of Maputo, Mozambique commited to a day of catching up. Wash some laundry, do some typing and make some good food today. The last month has been a whirlwind of excitement going from location to location seeing southern Africa. I am nearly a month behind on my updates. Those that get my cousin Justin's blog have been more frequently updated. If you would like to join his blog just Google Justin Hintz travel blog and his link will show up, or then subscribe. Computer time for me has been a least priority with so much going on around me. I will attempt to do a summary of all the places I have been with highlights and some photos, to catch up before the upcoming ... read more
Hiking to Bulungula
hiking to Bulungula
Hole in the wall

Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Maputo May 24th 2010

Ilha is actually further east than any part of Tanzania, yet Mozambique is one hour behind timewise. Consequently it gets light very early here and also in Nampula, a little to the west of Ilha, where I must return to catch a bus heading south. But the energetic sun of northern Mozambique has not risen as my transport departs at 2am! Even by standards here this is a getting a bit ridiculous. On the plus side I do save on an expensive night of accomodation by sleeping on the bus. Well I say sleeping... In fact I spend most of the time moving between seats, from row to row, trying to get horizontal for long enough to pass out. Yet every new passenger who arrives as the vehicle steadily fills up seems to have a ticket ... read more
Scenery of northern Mozambique
Mozambique mural
Sea of sellers

Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Inhambane May 22nd 2010

Hola chicos and chicas! Certainly the time has come for another blog entry! I am still in Tofo and life is good! At the moment I am very sophisticated as I have found a cafe with wireless internet and vegetarian burgers, quite the treat! Since the last entry I have done plenty of diving and it still rocks. The temperature has dropped in the ocean and its starting to get well chilly but I have a hood and two wetsuits if needed so it will be bearable. Actually I have managed to see some sharks which was very big ones but still, a shark is a shark! I am working still as a divemaster and I feel more and more confident and comfortable with the responsibility and what to do. It really is so cool ... read more
Steven the hawksbill
Sam and Leah
Surface interval with Pierre and Alex


Africa » Mozambique » Northern » Island of Mozambique May 16th 2010

Crossing from Malawi to Mozambique I get a little rush. Despite an excellent travel partner for the last month it feels good to be exploring on my own again. There's also a certain thrill to be had in entering a country in which once again I have no grasp of the language - Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony rather than the predominantly English ones I've visited recently - and very little knowledge about the place full stop. To the best of my recollection the first minibus ('chapa') I take once in Mozambique sets a personal record: 28 people in a 14 seater, plus driver. Fitting all the luggage inside along with the passengers resembles the failing attempts to salvage a game of Tetris on the blink. Every square inch of space is swiftly swamped as ... read more
Jet Li
Hard at work

Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Tofo April 15th 2010

Disclaimer: I take full responsibility for this rather long and rambling account of our latest adventure. I hold free of liability and responsibility, the US Peace Corps, the American Government and any of its affiliates, clandestine and public with liberty and justice for all. Read on at your own risk. Ahhh, vacations! I once reveled in dreams of exotic beaches, sun, books, and deep relaxation, but this vacation, this was not to be just a vacation, but a vacation to the beaches of Mozambique, even the name sounds romantic and relaxing. Mozambique, it just rolls so smoothly from the lips. I used to relax just hearing the name, but no more. This is one of those vacation stories that I will find amusing to tell about in maybe a decade, should I live so long after ... read more
Dawn of a new Day
Really Nice Folks
Me in Mozabique

Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Tofo April 1st 2010

this trip we did in April 2010... read more
Sinking Lighthouse
Rasta Pants

Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Inhambane March 30th 2010

So I stayed for a bit longer... I rescheduled my flight from 25 January to 25 March. Then I realised I was not done with Tofo so I rescheduled to 5 June....and lets see if I go then! It is still ridiculously hot here, and if possible even more humid. Apparently it is meant to cool down now as we are moving towards winter. Sounds good to me but I'm worried about the water temperature dropping. Finally, 10 days ago, I finished my course and now I am a Divemaster!!!! Hurrah! It feels great and now I am working for the dive centre and actually making money!! Oh yes, you heard it - I am making the big bucks, perhaps as much as 3k per thats certainly a grand income! oh dear.. The diving is ... read more
Bambo, our local

Africa » Mozambique » Central » Chimoio March 23rd 2010

It might seem too early to blog about my trip, but I really just can't wait. 30 Days seems a bit ambitious to travel around the world. Many would say that I may not really enjoy the places I'm going to see. I call this my dream trip. Yes sometimes I think this seems so overwhelming but it's a small world after all. Been planning this trip on my head for a couple of years now. But there's so many places to see in this "small" world but time is never plenty either, coz we have those things called bills. I currently live in Denver, CO U.S.A. right now. This is just quick glance of my itinerary. My 30-Day trip starts on the 19th of April 2010. 1)Denver to Atlanta to Johannesburg to Harare, then a ... read more

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