Saturday, 16 August 2008

Ponta D'Ouro

MissM is going to Ponta D'Ouro this weekend
but MrM does not have a guide book for Mozambique.
Shock!! Horror!!
MrsM ransacks the Internet to get more information:

Languages Spoken
Portugese, Swahili, Makhuwa, Sena, Ndau, and Shangaan
So many years at school and she still can't speak Makhuwa

Local Currency
Mozambican metical
What is the conversion rate? Pounds to Meticals? Errr...

Transport

Getting there on public transport is time-consuming.
It is possible to cycle from Maputo using a mountain bike,
but be prepared to push your bike through 30km of thick sand.
If you get stuck someone will be along
don't stress to much.

MissM doesn't enjoy cycling

Things to Do

SURF THE WAVES MAN!!!
And keep an eye out for sharks

Is MissM fully insured?

What to Eat

Drink the local beer, 2M and laurentina,
which rivals that of world famous beers.
Also divulge (sic) in the famous Tipo Tinto Rum
which is locally produced and tastes slightly of Vanilla.
It goes best with Pineapple or Raspberry juice
which is available from the local market.

MissM may be able to teach MasterM a thing or two

Swimming with Dolphins

One hundred Inshore Bottlenose and Spinnerdolphins reside in the sheltered waters, and humpback whales pass through here in the winter months.They have taught us that there is a right time to swim with them and not, they have taught us that they are actually quite a lot like us, they too can be playful and funny, inquisitive and inspecting, they too can dance around...just like us! And of course, they can be cheeky, grumpy, aggressive and sneaky, yep… just like us!

It sounds pretty hectic in Ponta D'Ouro

We are so grateful to Tori and her parents
for giving MissM this wonderful opportunity.

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Whoa -- paradise! I'd like to do a little "divulging" myself, let me tell you! Hope MissM has a fantabulous time.

Sarah S. said...

Wow it sounds wonderful! So much to do so little time. It sounds like MissM is having the time of her life! Oh to be young and full of adventure!

bluemountainsmary said...

It sounds pretty perfect to me!

peppermintpatcher said...

I'm ashamed to say I had never heard of Ponta D'Ouro. Now that you have educated me I would like to divulge in its beauty too.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Oh my goodness.........that beach! And those dolphins. It looks *incredible*.

silverpebble said...

Wow, the colour of the sea!I expect she'll have an absolutely amazing time.

Margaret said...

It looks lovely! The pictures of the water look fabulous. I hope Miss M has a fantastic trip!