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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... It never worked. I let air out of the tyres and get the truck to back up after Will and I dug the sand away from the wheels. Some lights appeared coming down the track, it was a South African couple who tried to help, they confirmed the 4x4 was broken and said the last 6 k did not get any worse and we should try to do it with a good run up to the hills. After a lot of bashing our heads on the roof we made it. The guard on the gate let us in and we met a man called ...
In the end getting a visa at the border proved fairly easy (although it did make everyone else in the minibus wait while I filled out the forms and paid the fee), and six hours after leaving Nelspruit I found myself in central Maputo.
At first glance Maputo reminds me of somewhere like Asuncion in Paraguay, or maybe Montevideo - a sort of crumbling grand architecture, must have been quite an attractive city at one point (presumably a long time ago ...
... handguns. Lastly we went through the Natural History Museum. The building itself is amazing. The first display after the reception desk was one of the highlights, a hippopotamus skeleton, each bone in place from tusk to tail. Most of the taxidermic animals were graphic portrayals of animal violence - hunting scenes. Another highlight, possibly the winner, was a display of the elephant foetus, almost one for each of the 20 months ...
... Ensuite course numéro 2 en route vers la frontière du Mozambique, 400-500 mètres à couvrir sur une route quelconque, ou se promène des tas de gens mêlés à des vendeurs itinérants, à des voitures qui font la file, à des mamans portants leurs enfants vers la frontière et finalement un genre de cabane où on se met en ligne, la mauvaise, car peu d’indication et toutes en Portugais (eh oui, le Mozambique est une ancienne colonie Portugaise)… bienvenu dans la vraie Afrique! ...
... of Kenny G and Barry Manilow CDs. Quite strange music taste in Mozambique's capital it seems. Either that, or we look like the kind of people who would enjoy that kind of thing...
We then started to work on our negotiation skills with the local taxi drivers, bargaining them down from 600 Mets (R200) to 250 Mets (about R80) for a trip to the beach areas. Although we would certainly not recommend actually swimming in the water (bottles and pollution everywhere) ...