Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Its a beautiful country...and still very poor. Colonised by the Portuguese, Mozambique gained independence but was then soon plunged into 16 years of civil war.

Backpacking isnt easy; in many places you need a 4 wheel drive, and public transport is on chapas or massively overcrowded vans...fun at times and definitely a good way to meet people. The authorities seem to want only encourage upmarket lodges and hotels...


These shells are so beautiful...and fragile. They're called Pansy Shells, because of the flower etched into the shell. Easy to break into tiny powder pieces, and so amazing to find on the beach.

This is the kind of trivia that comes up in pub quizzes...did you know that Mozambique's flag is the only one in the world featuring the picture of modern gun..an AK47?

Beautiful beaches at Barra..

I really liked this historic town, Inhambane. Great atmosphere..

I have never been able to do handstands...

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