Archive for the ‘Mozambique’ Category

Stare at a computer screen long enough and I swear your mind becomes a mass of white noise.  Which pretty accurately describes this evening – too many interesting links, blogs to follow up on and general clickery and I become an excitable puppy, unable to concentrate on anything long enough to really function. Blogging becomes   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Travel

I am a stats junkie when it comes to all things Internet.  Looking through the incoming links for this blog, it seems that a good few people came to the site looking up the various articles to do with backpacking through Mozambique – something that I have only spoken about from a personal point of   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Travel

Not quite a backpackers, so much as two sets of four-bed dorms behind the actual Pensao Pachina hostel – seemingly run as a sideline by the barman. Nevertheless, this spot makes for an acceptable (depending on your tolerance for accommodation standards) stop for a night when waiting to go onward north or south on the   Read More …

Fatima’s Nest is a backpackers and camping spot situated right on Tofo’s main beach, and was a hive of activity during the period that we stayed there (over new years 2009). Unlike Fatima’s in Maputo (from which there is a shuttle for 600MTN), Fatima’s in Tofo is much larger, making for far less of an   Read More …

Next to Fatima’s Place, The Base is the other popular option for backpackers transiting through Maputo.  Unlike Fatima’s, The Base is located closer to the interesting part of town, making for much shorter walks to the areas with major sightseeing and cultural attractions – useful to bear in mind if you are intending to do   Read More …

Wandering aimlessly through the poor, occasionally nonexistent, lighting of Vilanculo’s brick city on Christmas night, I was trying to find an ATM to be able to draw enough money to return to Maputo the next day to meet friends who would be arriving there in a few days time. Revelers were spilling out of, or   Read More …

After three weeks away, a bubble bath and soft bed were bliss. I have little doubt that the after-trip downers will start biting shortly, but the trip was well worth it and I am glad of the time, sweat and sense of humour that went into it.

Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Travel

Situated on the beachfront of Vilanculo, though recessed from the main beachfront road by a long driveway, Zombie is one of the nicest backpackers in Vilanculo, with a pool, double and dorm accommodation kept neat and clean (itself a luxury in much of Mozambique). A central bar and hangout area with book exchange and interesting   Read More …

There are a lot added now – transcribed from a drty little schoolbook I bought in Vilanculo and have been recording thoughts in whenever I had free time in the last few days. There are typos – I know, and I will clean them out as soon as I have a sec – and it is   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Travel

And back in Maputo for a couple of days. Due to intermittent (non existent) internet and trouble with plug adaptors, I have not yet posted the last few days, but have them all written down in a grubby little schoolbook and will add them to the site tomorrow, with a bit of luck. So I   Read More …

Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Travel

I realise that very little of what I have written recently has been focused on my internal state. Stories of idyllic places and captivating people and experiences gloss over any reflection of who I am as I move through these sets at such a pace.

Categories: Africa, Mozambique, Travel

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