Entries from 'Mozambique'

beach days

Finally the last set of pictures of our trip to Mozambique. We stayed in a little cottage right at the beach in Tofo and enjoyed meals on the terrace with a fantastic view of the ever-changing ocean. From a nearby cliff, we were watching the whales jump in the sea, played with some friendly dogs,…

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take me to a sleepy town

Inhambane used to be one of the most important ports along the coast and apparently was a bustling trade city once upon a time. You can still tell from some of the remaining beautiful buildings and the interesting architecture of the city (it even has a cinema!), but today it is a rather quiet, sleepy…

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maputo for beginners

We’ve been to Maputo before and sort of went around the city during our last trip, but of course that doesn’t mean that there were no new things to discover this time. There are some really nice colonial and art deco buildings dotted all over Maputo. The grand old Polana Hotel was impressive and we…

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where the roads are lined with coconut palms and cashew trees

We just got back from Mozambique, where we spent some relaxed days at the beach. On the drive between Maputo and Inhambane, we saw countless cashew trees, many mango trees covered over and over in little fruits, and about a million coconut palms. Of course, we also bought some cashews from one of the many…

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a little video of our trip to Mozambique

I finally managed to upload this little fim from our roadtrip through Mozambique.We drove through Maputo, took the ferry to Catembe and then made our way through the sand and dunes to Punta do Ouro on the coast. The town of Punta do Ouro is really built on sand – no roads there! The long…

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stormy weather

When we arrived in Maputo the sky was grey with low-hanging clouds and a strong breeze was blowing along the beach. Nevertheless, we took a walk along the Costa del Sol and watched the fishermen going after their business. The beach strip was littered with glass and bottle caps in the sand, but it was…

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Under the Sea

During our trip, we went swimming with dolphins off the coast of Punta do Ouro. We went out on a little boat, equipped with fins and masks, and found some bottlenose dolphins very close to the shore. It was an incredible experience to swim with these beautiful, curious creatures and hear them communicating with each…

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Meandering in Maputo

On our trip to the Elephant Coast we spent some time in Maputo, a busy African city with a certain colonial chic to it. The city is full with pedestrians, the streets are lined with trees and the roads are full of potholes.There are some formerly grand houses near the Old Market and little cafes…

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Family-trip to South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique

Southern Africa is a great place for holidays – especially, when the grey November-days starting in Europe and Germany. That why my father and my brother and his girl-friend decided to visit the region for a two-weeks roundtrip to South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique and Botswana in the beginning of November and I joined them for…

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Fresh fish: direct on the plat

Everybody we talked to before arriving in Maputo recommand us to go to the local fish market because there you could pay your fresh fish direct from the fishermen and on the opposite side the restaurants are preparing the fish in 30min for your dinner. This experience was really great and an hour later we…

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