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Travel Blogs from Maputo
... proceeded to act very annoyed about my 'lack of respect to the police'. Cue half an hour of discussion and apologies while they angled for a 'fine', or alternately a trip to the police station where they would 'wash my face to teach me respect' - still not sure what that means exactly, but I wasn't in a hurry to find out. Fortunately I'd met a Portuguese guy in the hostel and it was pretty helpful having someone to translate. Not a pleasant ...
... colour to the streets, the shoe sales on most street corners (new and second hand) and the many billboards in Portuguese that make for much amusement in the deciphering. I think often of the now distant memory of Portuguese lessons I had with the lovely Brazilian Carol, words looking very familiar but not close enough in my mind to grasp. There was even a billboard woven wicker like a picnic basket, advertising Mcel, quite the contradiction. ...
... the hostess announced that people needing visas had to disembark at that point. While I was relieved to see other people lining up to get off the bus too, I also realized that it was going to be a bit of a race among us all to see who could get their visas and still catch the bus b/c let's face it... nobody wants to get stuck at a border crossing without a ride.
I was the first off the bus and André and Michel came right after me. Without any idea of ...
... 8221; Hopefully by the end of three weeks we will have improved a bit.
We have limited access to Internet but we have purchased a local SIM card and are now trying to set everything up so we can be more connected. It feels quite weird not being able to just load photos instantly to Facebook.
We leave on Thursday to Tofo on an eight hour bus ride so we will catch you at the next stop.
... victims of the 1998 Omagh Bomb on the 15th August by the IRA which is now the 14th Anniversary and Omagh is my home town. Still get chills thinking about the day it happened.
More Pizza again this week, this time with Mariá. Nowhere near as good as Mondays Pizza place but I guess it’s appropriate to have a disappointing pizza for a disappointing day.
Still today ended on high, come on people, How I met your Mother is a great TV show!