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... br> building and trading centre. The Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama
landed in 1498 and by 1507 they had established a settlement. In 1522
the Chapel of Nossa Senora Balvarte was built and still stands at the
tip of the island. It is the oldest European building in the
hemisphere. In 1592 Fort Sao Sebastiao was built to protect the
island which was by then the capitol of Portuguese East Africa. Once
again the fort is ...
... on the side of the streets, but what struck me the most was the huge pile of shoes that many were selling. It was rather obvious that finding a pair of the same shoes or even the size you were after would be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Our last part of the journey, from Nampula airport to Mossuril, was completed in a worn down mini-bus that would have been considered a useless wreck in Europe. Yet I was happy to sit in this ...
... COFFEE. The first coffee I've had in three months and it was beautiful! During the rest of the morning we had a session to prepare for the canadian phase and in the afternoon we went swimming and jumping off the sea wall into the water. Very unsafe when the tide was out, but it was lots of fun in the evenings at high tide. On our last day we got up early again, though we missed the sunrise. We decided to go for one last wal around ...
... the mirror smooth surface of the sea. It is low tide and hundreds of locals form a train in the shallow water on their way back to the main land. They looks like sea ants if ever there was something like that.
Our stomachs were speaking to us by now as we did not have a meal before leaving. It will be a quick drive thru and then we will stop at Villa Sands for a meal.
Although interesting, we did not linger here long as we wanted to take a drive along ...
... the most confident person in the sea and as a ten year old you can imagine my fear. with full confidence i dived into the water when realizing this massive whale shark swimming directly at me...i think a ran on water! after all this excitement we returned back to the lodge to enjoy the sunny weather. our trip ended shortly after and returned home with many stories to ...