Monthly Archives: January 2011

Swaziland: The Final Journey, Peace Corps Party People and the Kindness of Strangers

After spending ages bundled in my room, sweating, feverish and with a general feeling of malaise, I managed to drag my sorry butt up at 3AM to catch a chapas from Inhambane to Maputo a day later than planned. That’s … Continue reading

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Moz Part III: Making friends and amusing locals, swimming with the sharks and a Full Moon Party

Tofo Beach. My last night before heading off and I’ve got a feeling of Déjà vu: 3:30 AM with Robbie “The Shirtless Dubliner”, crashing waves and a terrible, terrible squall hiding such a brilliant full moon. “I can’t miss my … Continue reading

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Mozambique Part II: Hey Baby…

“Hey baby, where you from? I take you to Johannesburg…make you happy…you know, girl like you…put money into you’re account every friday…just give me account and I help you baby…take care of you, you know what I mean baby? Come … Continue reading

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Mozambique Part I: The Indian Ocean tried to steal my bikini

It’s nearly 3AM, dancing in the waves, singing Bob Marley with Fatima staff and residents and the Indian Ocean is trying to tear my dress off—slow down there Mr. Ocean we just met. When in Mozambique, hang onto your clothes. … Continue reading

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Parents come to visit: Moholoholo, Kruger and Lajuma

New Years Eve, just saw some hippos, zebras and giraffes during a night drive at Moholoholo and everyone has gone to bed! It’s only 1030 PM and I’m not sure what to do with myself. Luckily some of the rangers … Continue reading

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