Beaches, Elephants, and Three Countries all in One Weekend!
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This is Monday morning, about 5:30 as I write. I will be leaving
On Saturday I worked at two different locations in
Sunday was a free day and several of us left early in the morning for a long walk down the beach. It was a very interesting stroll as we stopped and talked with locals and a few tourists who were here for scuba diving. We also learned that this is where the movie “Blood Diamond” was filmed. We returned back to the hotel in the afternoon.
After lunch a few of us then took a ride with one of our drivers into the
Our turn-around point was at the South African border, although we did cross into South Africa to make a quick stop at a gas station. The border back into
There’s so much more to write about, but I do have to get ready and grab some breakfast before we leave. And I have no idea if I’ll be able to pick up internet where I’m going. I hope I can, but if not…this may be my last TB fix for some time.
Well, as I've previously mentioned, schedules change on a whim (it seems) around here! Now I will be staying on in Maputo for at least another week and will be traveling down to Ponta do Ouro every day this week. Ponta do Ouro is south of here, right on the South African border. I am tentively scheduled to go to Vilankulo sometime next week, which is another coastal city approximately 700 km north of Maputo.
It's a little after 1 in the morning here. Yesterday (Tuesday) was a long day. Drove south near Ponta do Ouro early in the morning and worked at three locations. Arrived back at Maputo at 9:00 PM. I did take about a two lunch break and visited diver's paradise at the beach in Ponta. Ate some scrumptious seafood for lunch (they have some of the best in the world around here) and then returned to work. I'll be going back in about 6 hours.
Just heard something about an earthquake in SoCal, so I hope it wasn't too major. Doesn't sound like it was, but hope everyone is okay who lives in that area.