Thursday, 27 September 2012
Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
it's back to sweaty Tete.........the next 2 months before the rains arrive are particularly difficult in this dry, dusty extremely HOT city, but it's viewing these incredible baobabs at every turn of ones eye, which makes this place so much more bearable........ Blessed week to all.....
Posted by snappingafrica2 at 03:42
Sunday, 23 September 2012
I am living in the very place he often stopped and made a base, Tete, Mozambique. On his first visit here in March 1856 he was shocked to see so many slaves. Of a population of 4000 only 350 of the inhabitants were not slaves and only 30 were Portugese.
He made many more visits to Tete by travelling the Zambezi in his vessles or dugouts, always with difficulties of shallow waters and shifting sand banks. It was a place where he often had to recuperate from Malaria!! (and most probably got it too!)
What a legend, what a man.