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“Island in the rain” Helman’s photos around Ilha de Moçambique, Mozambique

A TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow of a travel blog to Ilha de Moçambique, Mozambique by TravelPod blogger Helman titled “Island in the rain”. TravelPod is a company of TripAdvisor™. Helman’s travel blog entry: “After a whole day of travelling we arrived in the late afternoon to Ilha de Mozambique which was Mozambiques first capital. On the way Heli saw a motorbike accident respectively the leftovers, the rider’s body trenched in blood on the road and a few people discussing. Manuel slept, so he missed that rather negative highlight. As always, our bus didn’t stop but drove by and instead people were laughing…. Ilha de Mozambique is a small island 3,5 km off the main land. It’s inhabitated by Mozambiqueans, Portuguese and Indians (from the former Portuguese colony of Goa) and it’s a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. Most of the island’s buildings are actually falling apart which is actually a pity. Nevertheless, visiting the fort, the governor’s palace, some museums and churches/temples was quite interesting and HelMan especially liked it because this was the first time since Lalibela in Ethiopia that we were visitng a sight instead of just natural places. It was raining way too much though and the rainy season in Mozambique appeared to be much nastier than in previous countries. And now two of the weirdest things we have seen during our trip: 1. We went to the Hindu temple on the island and we saw two dogs. And the dogs were kinda connected and we thought they were
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