ponta do ouro #001

another weekend with friends, this time in Ponta do Ouro, in the south point of Mozambique. it is amazing, closer to the kind of beaches i was used to in the sense that it wasn’t as paradisiac as we had seen before but hot as hell (literally… i think). it reminded me of Algarve, with just slightly lighter sand, more trasnparent water… and much bigger… maybe i should rethink my image of the Algarve.

aldo and i enjoyed ourselves very much, we even got to see South Africa… from a distance. from the top of the hill where the old light house is still standing we could see the very defined line of the border… we’re getting closer to that country, still a few weeks to go and we’ll visit it.

swiming, sunbathing, toasting, great conversations and amazing food were all part of these fantastic 2 days… nothing like leaving work on a friday at 5pm and heading to Ponta do Ouro… maybe one day i’ll show you pictures of the boat that crosses the river in Maputo to go to Ponta… i actually thought my days were over!

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did i say we had great food? oh… just checking… 

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of course the problem when you travel with nature people is that they feel they should include nature in their “relaxing” plans… so up the hill we went and voilá, this is what we were greeted by

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do i look completely dead to you? i’ll tell you a secret… I WAS!!!

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me trying to climb a coconut tree…

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it’s always nice to know someone always notices when you have the sun in you eyes…

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there it is… South Africa… the grey part!

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i asked to be surprised at dinner… Marta made a spectacular Arroz Doce just for my portuguese taste buds… and i thanked her by writing something very true

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the desert was MANINGUE NICE (here in mozambique when they want to say VERY NICE they mix the southern dialect MANINGUE which means VER and the word NICE that they picked up from it’s neighbor South Africa) 

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i also will show you one of the most wierd things i have ever in my life learner and wish i hadn’t. i always hated cockroaches and now i hate them so much more… apparently there is this type of cockroaches that pick up cow poo (shit, literally!) and roll it into a ball… roll it through the sand until they get “home”… Sérgio and Hellen told us that they can be found on the “road home” all they day… and here is one… and we saw more… now please try to ignore this information as soon as you can because i know i will…

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sorry, but just one more detail… they push it backwards… the head in on the ground and they push with their back feet… ok… now i’m done and really disgusted…

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5 Comments»

  São Santos wrote @

Alô Andreia

Que inveja me fazes com estas fotos e com este aspecto de calor, quando nós estamos aqui a morrer de frio!!!!!

Tens umas fotos tão giras.
Adorei a da carocha de que me lembro mto bem.

Já leste o meu post de dia 11 de Novembro?
Se puderes vai lê-lo pois tenho aí a filha de uma amiga minha que vai precisar de apoio.

Vê o que podes fazer.

Bjs e obrigada
São

  miss portugal wrote @

olá são,
só vou ligar agora á Margarida porque só hoje voltei a carregar otlf… tenho que conter os custos… mas ligo ainda hoje.

espero que este blog vos faça sempre companhia….

  São Santos wrote @

Olá Querida

Nem imaginas a companhia e o vício de cá vir.
Não consigo passar 1 dia sem te vir visitar e saber notícias da nossa terra e principalmente aperceber-me de que estás a amar estar aí e a viver momentos incríveis.
Vais ver que vai valer a pena o estar longe da família e de alguns amigos.
Muito obrigada pelo que possas fazer pela minha sobrinha emprestada. Ela é uma querida como tu e a Filipa. Vais gostar de estar com ela e de a conhecer.

Bjs para os 2, pois já conheço o Aldo das fotos.

Ele é exímio a tirar fotos. Tem um feeling especial para as plantas, o que me agrada.
beijocas novamente e fiquem bem.

  miss portugal wrote @

imagino! como quando alguém me mostra lisboa… mesmo estando bem aqui fico cheia de saudades.
eu e o aldo adoramos tirar fotos, e estas do blog são 50/50 minhas e dele… é a nossa paixão, e nem percebemos muito do assunto mas simplesmente adoramos.

ja liguei á margarida e ela já sabe que para qualquer coisa é só ligar!
beijinhos tia são

  São Santos wrote @

OBRIGADA minha querida Sobrinha

Vou ter saudades de cá vir este fim de semana.

Vamos passá-lo com a Inês em Tras os Montes.
Só volto cá dia 1 de Dez.
Espero ter mais notícias.

Beijos para vós
Tia São


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