4 days wait for the daily train

Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
Trip End Jun 12, 2006

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Saturday, April 1, 2006

April fools day and I was up at 4:30 to leave for Nampala, after the night before I was pretty jiggered.

In Nampula I paid the most I'd ever paid on this trip for a hotel room in the Pensao Parque. It really was a terrible hotel with a lock that looked like it could be broken by a baby, in-fact given how it was attached to the wall it looked like it had been broken into before on a number of occasions. I made sure I took my valuables with me when I left for the day.

I found out the daily train I wanted to take did not go for another 4 days and the 2 potential flights to Malawi didn't run anymore! I'd heard really negative thinks about Nampula from other travelers, but despite all this I did quite like Nampula, although not enough to stay here for 4 days! I don't know if it's the Portuguese influence (they stayed until 1974) but the towns in Mozambique seemed so different to anything else I'd experienced in Africa.

Met Barnaby and Avery for a very nice Indian fish curry that evening. I was knackered and after our long wait for food it was 9:30pm. My eyes were closing mid conversation which was rather embarrassing.
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