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Thursday, May 6, 1999
Vilankulo, Mozambique
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Vilankulo, Mozambique:
Latitude: 21° 59' 50" South
Longitude: 35° 19' 29" East
Altitude: 23 feet
From Seattle: 11870 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Quiosque Tropical

Today's Travel:
Country: Mozambique
Region: Inhambane
Weather: Rain / Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 756
Linear Dist: 143206
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 217
More stats...
Hotels: 210
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 112
Hostels: 212
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2913

Journal Entry:
Woke up to a raging storm - heavy rain and wind. Somewhat surprising the roof doesn't leak (well, too much). No one is very motivated so while the others sit around drinking coffee I decided to walk in to town. Spent an hour or so exploring the surprisingly large market - just the usual stuff but it felt good to be back in a real working market. Spent another thirty minutes sitting in a bakery writing a letter and sampling the various things - unfortunately everything looked a lot better than it tasted.

Walked back to find the others still hanging out but having moved to beer. Obviously I join them. After a few beers I get motivated again and Claudia and I set out to find out about diving from a resort three kilometers outside of town - long walk only to find out that the diving is too expensive. Hung out at the resort (very posh) for and had a couple more beers.

Had a great walk back on the beach as the rain has stopped and the sun has come out - but somehow managed to get completely soaked in the process. Stopped at the campground down the road from our huts and had some chips and a couple more beers. Back at the huts the others were off to diner so Claudia and I drank Amarula and coffees while waiting. When they got back from diner they got into the Amarula crate and the six of us polished off two and a half bottles before deciding it was time for bed.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Mozambique
CIA World Fact Book: Mozambique

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