Mozambique Pics


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September 23rd 2009
Published: October 2nd 2009
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Hi Everyone;
Finally got a few Mozambique pics loaded. It's strange, we spent almost a month in Mozambique and didn't take very many photos. We really did just hang out with Martina and get rested up from our previous adventures. Once again, we'd like to thank Martina for opening her home and heart to us and putting up with us for so long. We really had a great time with her and miss her alot.
Mozambique is really just opening up to tourists. They were at civil war for so long. That's been over for 10 years now, but their infrastructure was completely torn away. Roads and bridges are just now being re-built. Burned out tanks removed, etc. They've been working on their unexploded land mine situation for several years now and have that under control. That was not in the area we were in, but we did see alot of people, and children too, missing feet and either one or both legs. It was a really bad problem for farmers and their families when they obtained some land and started to plow or dig and would hit a mine.
I've never seen electricity lines like that either. In Vilanculos, the
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lines were on a tall pole just like at home, but when the electricity went out, a guy with a really long pole would come around and trip a breaker looking thing at the top of every pole until the power came back on in that area. Then in Tofo, the electric poles were only about 6 ft. high because they don't have bucket trucks or ladders so they put everything down where they can stand on the ground and work on it. It's kind of scary seeing a big transformer 6 ft. off the ground instead of 30ft.
If you're ever going through Tete we highly recommend a little lodge called "Sundowners". The rooms were very nice and very affordable, the food was good and the owner even drove us to the bus station the next morning.
We're in Malawi now, Aaron's very favorite place, and I must say I understand why it's called "The Warm Heart of Africa". It's true, the poorest people are the ones that are the friendliest and the most helpful. We've been here 3 weeks already and plan to stay another month, so our Malawi entry will be a big one.
Until next time,
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take care. We've enjoyed hearing from all of you, please keep it up.
Carolyn & Aaron


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3rd October 2009

Hello from Sharon
Enjoyed the travel blog very much. I just love the pictures--keep them coming. That totally blows me away about the electric poles being so short!! Keep having fun and stay safe! Love Ya!!
5th October 2009

Hi there!
Wow, great to hear that you two are having such a ball. Must get to Malawi when I get to Africa next.On holidays here at the moment. It's Spring and everything is in blossom with wild Australian parrots everywhere looking very colourful, but also making a huge racket! Love getting your blogs and the Moz pics look fantastic. Take care, Danny.
6th October 2009

hey kids
Am loving hearing about your journeys. Making me wana do it. Glad your having a great time. Ive moved into a new house and am just working!!! boring!!! but am planning a trip to Italy to go skiiing for xmas and Burlin for NY, so have something to look foward to. Love hearing from you and it looks amazing take care love ya Hannah

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