Mozambique’s Ethnic Groups

Barrio Mafalala A few weeks ago I wrote about Barrio Mafalala, a Maputo neighborhood of “wooden houses, zinc, and unpaved streets”. Mafalala emerged in the 20th century and has historical importance – both before and after Mozambique’s independence in 1975. Mafalala population consists of immigrants from all over Mozambique and is called a “hybrid culture“.…

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Sandbaai Adventure Western Cape

What began as a meander along the Atlantic Ocean, turned into an educational mini adventure. Having been in Hermanus for nearly two months, I’m feeling comfortable and relaxed and becoming slightly complacent. I don’t always plan the day, and on a spur of the moment whim, decided to hike the Cliff Path but extend it…

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Zambia and Safari Reflections

Safari Life During the two-month safari blog posts were on hold because of limited time and sketchy Internet access. I embraced this as part of the adventure, but at first being so isolated was unsettling. As time passed, I accepted the situation as a learning experience and welcome escape from the familiar. With constantly changing…

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