Last Day in Mozambique
May 23, 2008
|We reserved our flight from Inhambane to Maputo online, but then had to go to the airport to pay for it - good job though, cos they´d got us going to Johannesburg! We got interviewed by a university student for his project - interesting as he had limited English and our Portuguese is worse! Had our photo taken too, so we will be famous at Inhambane University.
After, we had a nice 2km walk through a bustling village to Inhambane for our last visit there.
More on the rats - they can also detect Tuberculosis in humans now - the people blow down a straw, then loads are laid down in a row and the rat runs along and stops if one is infected. Good, eh?!
Malaria is rife here - loads of people have got it in Tofo, locals as well as the ex-pats, so good job we are taking the tablets. Mind you, gives all the hypochondriac blokes a wonderful excuse now - the slightest sniffle is malaria!
Anyway, we had a very nice last few days by the beach, sunny all the time.
Packed up Monday morning with plenty of time to have something to eat before flying down to Maputo. Inhambane airport is tiny. The security check was 2 guys wearing white gloves having a bit of a feel through the bags! It has a bar though :-)
The flight was scheduled to take 2.5 hours which seemed strange, until we realised we flew in the opposite direction to Vilankulos for the first 45 minutes. Obvious really.
So, back at the Ibis where Nige is still getting propositioned by females of dubious character, even in the time it takes me to go to the toilet! The security guard remembered us and at our favourite bar, Djambu - must have made an impression.
Been to the embassy and have got our Tanzanian visas, so we fly out tomorrow morning.
Have already been back for the goat stew this week, but think it might be the last meal too - taste sensation!
See you in Tanzania.