Posted by: passedportsnyc | October 21, 2009

Farewell Mozambique, We’ll Be Back

Originally we had planned to spend a few weeks in Mozambique, entering from Malawi in the far north and traveling all the way south to South Africa.  But the roads in Mozambique are few and far between, and those that exist are some of the worst in the region.  By the time we left Malawi we were both suffering from Africa Bus Fatigue, and Max’s back and 6’6″ frame were aching from child-size, sardine-style transit.  So we cut our time in half, crossed in central Mozambique and high-tailed it south.  But the minute we crossed the border we were seduced by the untamed beaches, latin rythems, and some of the best seafood you’ll ever eat. We imediately regretted that we didn’t alot more time.
After less than two weeks we left Mozambique aboard the South African owned InterCape Mainliner bus.  The plush ride was a welcome change from Mozambican transport, but Mozambique has earned a spot high atop our “Place to Return to” list, so we spent the ride plotting our return to the land of potholes.

Originally we had planned to spend a few weeks in Mozambique, entering from Malawi in the far north and traveling all the way south to South Africa.  But the roads in Mozambique are few and far between, and those that exist are some of the worst in the region.  By the time we left Malawi we were both suffering from Africa Bus Fatigue, and Max’s back and 6’6″ frame were aching from child-size, sardine-style transit.  So we cut our time in half, crossed in central Mozambique and high-tailed it south.  But the minute we crossed the border we were seduced by the untamed beaches, latin rhythms, and some of the best seafood you’ll ever eat. We immediately regretted that we didn’t alot more time.

After less than two weeks we left Mozambique aboard the South African owned InterCape Mainliner bus.  The plush ride was a welcome change from Mozambican transport, but Mozambique has earned a spot high atop our “Place to Return to” list, so we spent the ride plotting our return to the land of potholes.

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  1. You already promised you’d go to Mozambique again with me… so I’m in on that 2nd trip! Family-style??

    • YES!! you would love it, i can’t wait!

  2. Just an FYI, wanted to share a opinion we did this week for Huffington Post (please feel free to cross-post) about our travels in Lilongwe, Mozambique. We blog everyday from all over Africa at a website call Border Jumpers (http://www.borderjumpers.org) and for the Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet (http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/).

    Here is the link: “1,000 Words About Mozambique”
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bernard-pollack/1000-words-about-mozambiq_b_476747.html

    All the best, Bernard Pollack and Danielle Nierenberg


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