Sand, sand and more sand! This is one of my lasting impressions of the beautiful country of Mozambique. We visited Moz in July this year. The pic above is taken in the small village of Ponta d'Ouro where we stayed. Moz is situated on the Sout Eastern coast of Africa between Tanzania and South Africa. According to statistics just under 21 million people live in Mozambique. Life expectancy is around 40 years. Birth rate is on average 5.29 per woman. Literacy rate is just over 47%.
Beautiful "island-like" beaches, with clear water.
The men do "window shopping" at the "mall"!
Early each morning we went to the local market to buy pao's - a local bread. Delicious!
We stayed at Motel do Mar. Basic accomodation, but rather expensive.
Ten years after the civil war, people still struggle to make a living...
We went to the next village... still more sand. I was a bit nervous, because after the war there were still landmines in the sand... but fortunately not in the area we visited.
Beside the road you can stop for sundowners... the local drink is R&R. Sparletta Raspberry, mixed with a local brewed rum.
The morning we left, this guy stopped us. His taxi was stuck in the deep sand. (You actually need a 4x4 to drive there.) He asked if Leon could pull him out. He told us he and his son slept there the night before.
All smiles! These people were very thankful and of course the Land Rover earned a bit of respect! We were on our way home again, and of course on our way to the border post we encountered more...
What a wonderful philosophy!