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Travel Blogs from Tete
3x City liner bus
2x Midi bus
45 hours traveling
Our general feelings and random observations
The coastal towns were the best and we could imagine them even better on lovely sun shining warm days. Chimoio and Maputo are also lovely inland cities. Mozambique is very rural. The roads, while not as bad as expected, are ridiculously shocking in places (even on some of the main stretches) and perfect ...
As some of you know, Christine celebrated her birthday on the road. We woke up early and headed to the Mozambique border stamping out of Zimbabwe without a hitch. Problems started to arise once we tried to get into Mozambique; the power was out and they were unable to print visas. One option they gave us was to buy gasoline for the generator and then they would print our visas. Our tour leader quickly ...
After obtaining our visas for Mozambique, we spent two really long days driving. We were going through Mozambique purely to get to Zimbabwe (which made the high cost of the visa sting just a bit more). Driving on the main highway in Mozambique was a lot like what I imagine driving on the moon would be like - there were crater-like potholes all over the highway. We stopped in one town briefly to ...
... with our visas, all systems go.
Hannah's contribution to the comedy was a classic dad joke relevant to Africa's troubled history; "what did the rebel pigeon say?"........."coup coup". How we laughed.
We drove into the wilderness heading to Mozambique and shortly after the border we set up a 'Subway' counter and made sandwich rolls for dinner (in case you thought we were starving mum).
Back on the road until we found a real bush camp by the side ...
... to screw us over even on the other side of the world. After surviving the meal card scrap we were released as they couldn't be bothered to try and get us to pay them. The worst attempt at corruption possible! Since then we have heard about the enormous levels of corruption in Mozambique. It seems you can get a passport with a brand new Mozambiquan family for just $100.
We left Chimoio and decided to hitch-hike to Vilankulos. After spending 6hrs waiting we ...