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Sunday, May 9, 1999
Vilankulo to Beira, Mozambique
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Beira, Mozambique:
Latitude: 19° 51' 5" South
Longitude: 34° 53' 2" East
Altitude: 23 feet
From Seattle: 11725 miles
Lodging: Camp - Biques Beira

Today's Travel:
Country: Mozambique
Regions: Inhambane, Sofala, Manica, Sofala
Route: Roads: 212, EN1, EN6
Path:Vilankulo - Beira, Mozambique
Linear:171 miles
Weather: Partial Sun / Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Flooded village EN1, Mozambique

Sunset and wetlands P&ugave;ngoe River, ~60 km west of Beira, 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: 759
Linear Dist: 143391
Countries Visited: 55
Regions Visited: 219
More stats...
Hotels: 212
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 113
Hostels: 212
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 2921

Journal Entry:
Unexciting drive through flooded villages and over temporary roads. We stopped to take a picture of some flooded buildings. There was a large group of school kids walking by at the same time, and they ran away when they saw our cameras, but as soon as they saw we weren't taking pictures of them they ran to try and get in the photo - sort of annoying, but also funny. We had a pool to see how far Richard would've made it by the time we passed him - Dean one right on the dot with 55 kilometers. he would have made it farther but he'd ruined a tire - so we picked him up. The car is a bit cramped - we've got seven people plus their gear and a bicycle! We stopped for gas in some small town and Richard sees a guy on bike - with the same size tire. Communicating entirely with signs he goes off with the guy into the little market, and 10 minutes later he's back with a new tire.

Saw drastic changes in vegetation as we went north. It's become more wooded. Got in to Beira well after dark and found our recommended campsite. It's a total tourist spot, but security is good and they've got hot water and cold beer. Had a huge - very good - dinner at the adjacent restaurant and went to bed.

[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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