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Jan 24, 2018 - Ibo island Mozambique

First the tourist blurb: virtually unknown to the outside world and undisturbed for centuries, Ibo island is a place where time has stood still. Well it oozes bygone times, an ancient Muslim trader site established before the Portuguese arrived in the fifteenth century. There was no love lost when the Portuguese arrived and displaced The Arab traders who refused to trade with them, resulting in Arab life and property destruction. The village is quite spread out melting back into the lush vegetation, grand old colonial buildings and a...

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Aug 1, 2012 - Day 41 Vilanculos to Chimoio - still in Mozambique

Peter is boiling water for coffee. Getting out of bed and headed for Chimoio today 470 km, we connect with the busy Beira road. Our last view of a beautiful beach sun rise here in the Lagoon. The beaches in Mozambique have been very different but all stunningly beautiful. This remains still such an under developed country. Long long drive - again after arriving in Chimoio we were surprised by Sadik's extended family and have great lunch packs for tomorrow. Early night tonight as we have a long drive over 600 KM tomrrow By Thomas

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Sep 22, 2011 - Mozambique Island

Ik heb het nog eens met Jaco bekeken en ik heb beslist om te vliegen naar Nampula, vermits ik niet veel tijd heb om Mozambique te doen. Van daaruit kan ik dan naar Pemba en Mozambique Island.Jaco is al op het eiland geweest en zegt dat het echt iets voor mij is. Ik neem de Gautrein naar de airport en mijn vlucht verloopt goed. In Mozambique spreken ze Portugees en weinig Engels, dus dat is niet evident voor mij. Op de koop toe kom ik eraan zonder Meticals, want in Pretoria konden ze geen Randen wisselen naar Meticals. De taxichauffeur wil...

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Mar 31, 2008 - Nampula – Ilha de Mocambique

Chegamos na Ilha de Mocambique anteontem, nosso destino final aqui no norte do pais. Assim como Stone Town em Zanzibar a Ilha de Mocambique e classifada como World Heritage Site. A ilha era usada como entreposto comercial pelos arabes ate o sec XV. O comeco da presenca portuguesa data de 1498 (Vasco da Gama). Antes de 1600 os portugueses ja haviam estabelecido o forte de Sao Sebastiao com capacidade para mais 500 soldados e aproximadamente 70 canhoes. A ilha comecou a perder importancia estrategica no sec XIX gracas ao declinio do comercio...

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Oct 19, 2006 - Back home

Hi everyone and thanks for your emails. After a harrowing journey to Malawi we are back in Nampula and are heading back to Nacala today. We got the train back to Mozembique and that was great, until we hit a ute parked over the railway lines...a bit of a mess! But we are in one piece and are looking forward to getting back to work. We saw many interesting things on our journey, see photos from last entry. We travelled back with an ozzy guy and a pom, and they have decided to come back with us and chill out at the resort for a few days of...

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