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Saturday, May 8, 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
Route: Dhow: Vilankulo - Isle Magaruque - Vilankulo
Start: Vilankulo, Mozambique
Stop 1. Isle Magaruque, Parque Nacional de Bazaruto Archipelago
End:Vilankulo, Mozambique
Linear:14 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Dhow Isle Magaruque, Parque Nacional de Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Darrelle reading Isle Magaruque, Parque Nacional de Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 758
Linear Dist: 98367
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 217
More stats...
Hotels: 212
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 112
Hostels: 212
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2919

Journal Entry:
Took a dhow out to the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. The dhow took us through several of the islands then dropped us off at Isle Magaruque. We'd been told that the trip was all inclusive, but on the island park rangers showed up demanding 50,000 Mt park admission. It turns out that supposedly the park rangers don't normally show. There was lot's of argument for about an hour but the rangers wouldn't give. Finally we agreed to pay, but an Israeli couple didn't want to so they went our an floated for a few hours while we just hung out on the beach and burned. I meant to go snorkeling, but the gear they provided us was so bad that I never got around to doing it.

The biggest excitement was that once we got back there was a hose from across the street in the bathroom. It was there so that they could refill the barrel and do some cleaning but we immediately took it over and actually had a shower of sorts!

Went back to John's Place for diner. We were the first there, arriving a good half hour before they were supposed to open. Another fantastic diner, then we were also the last to leave - and this is a popular restaurant.

[Entry written from notes 7/13/99]

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

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