Another Spectacular Coastal Village of Mozambique

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The pool at the Pemba Beach Hotel

Pemba is definitely not one of the more westernized  towns, but it sits on a stretch of Mozambique's most pristine beaches. I checked into the Pemba Beach hotel on my arrival, but didn't realize how beautiful it was until I explored the property the next morning. It just never ceases to amaze me how heavenly the beaches are in Mozambique...and yet, when you travel inland it reminds you more of hell because of the great poverty and disease that strickens the people.

Pemba will be my last stop before the trip to Kili. We are working in more than a dozen outlying villages, some of them almost a half-day's drive. We are packing the vehicle with sleeping bags, tents, food, and other provisions for an overnight stay in some of these places (probably more than one overnight stay). We make our first trip in the morning, so today I will splurge in this exotic paradise beside the Indian Ocean.

LelaLovesLife says:
Oh, so gorgeous! I agree with Dalmia...these pictures take me away!
Posted on: Apr 09, 2009
Dalmia says:
Beautiful. I see I need to add the beaches of Mozambique to my future destinations. These are the kind of pictures that make it easy to get lost for hours in fellow TB's blogs!
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
pearcetoyou says:
Thanks, Richard. You are right...such a stark contrast!
Posted on: Apr 08, 2009
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The pool at the Pemba Beach Hotel
The pool at the Pemba Beach Hotel
Sunrise in Pemba...I am not sure h…
Sunrise in Pemba...I am not sure …
How can one argue that Mozambique …
How can one argue that Mozambique…
An ice cream parlor on the beach
An ice cream parlor on the beach
The fruit market!
The fruit market!
Local watering post.
Local watering post.
Interesting colored fish that a fi…
Interesting colored fish that a f…
Flying into Pemba
Flying into Pemba
These things were everywhere
These things were everywhere
Full moon over Pemba
Full moon over Pemba
In front of the Pemba Beach Hotel
In front of the Pemba Beach Hotel
Pemba Beach Hotel grounds
Pemba Beach Hotel grounds
A local boy posing on the beach on…
A local boy posing on the beach o…
I found a little cave.
I found a little cave.
The women preparing the catch of t…
The women preparing the catch of …
A local carver did this in the tre…
A local carver did this in the tr…
She let me in to take a picture of…
She let me in to take a picture o…
Pemba bus
Pemba bus
Pemba Beach Hotel
Pemba Beach Hotel
Baobab tree
Baobab tree
Pemba Harbour
Pemba Harbour
Pemba
photo by: pearcetoyou