09 July 2005

Day 6

Couldn’t wake up- the beds were too soft and comfortable! Managed to drag ourselves out of bed eventually. Went exploring in the city- found our way to the market that really looked like something you’d see in the movies! There are piles of fish and shellfish- perfect ingredients for a real seafood feast! The main commodity of Moz is its cashew nuts- we bought stocks for home and went on to do some exploring of the city. The architecture all over the city is really quaint and retro- all these cool old buildings that desperately need to be restored! Didn’t expect the city to be so different from South African cities- really interesting city to visit and explore…
Were invited for supper to Eb’s connections- they laid out this scrumptious dinner of huge prawns and chicken. There were actually prawns left over- not because we were being polite, but because they made so much! Had more than my annual quota of prawns and not going to be having then again for a while… I recall that there was some political talk going on during the meal, but I have no recollection of anything; was too busy shovelling them prawns down!
The uncle arranged a house for us in Bilene, and also invited us to his farm- somehow the offer didn’t seem too appealing… Headed home for an early night (actually only slept very late), leaving early morning for Bilene which is 120km north of Maputo…

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