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The neck-breaking art of vegetarian chicken soup  
   

The neck-breaking art of vegetarian chicken soup

This woman in Muera took two and a half hours to prepare us a plate of chips. We ordered omelette and chips (that’s the only thing we’ve had for a month in Mozambique) and after one hour she told us there was no eggs, but if we wanted she could still make chips? Then she started to peel potatoes and slowly fry theme. Why couldn't she have told us straight away that there were no chips? Why didn't she start peeling potatoes straight away and send some of the other squatting women outside the restaurant to search for eggs meanwhile. Efficiency will NEVER occur in Africa, never...
24 hours

October 7th 2007
00 :12. The sound of a dentist’s drill penetrating my temple wakes me up. Covered in sweat I sigh, it's just a dream. It’s not a dentist’s drill; there are mosquitoes in the tent. A wild hunt begins and ends in handclapping, then silence. 02 :23. Something has awoken the dogs. Loud barking ricochet in the distance as every dog in the village joins the cacophony. A dog yelps as his own ... read more
Africa » Mozambique » Southern » Inhambane

Mozambican Flag Almost five centuries as a Portuguese colony came to a close with independence in 1975. Large-scale emigration by whites, economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought, and a prolonged civil war hindered the country's development. The ruling ... ... read more
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