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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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Bizarre Foods Mozambique

I love to try new food! This one: not so bad, not so good. I definitely wouldn’t want to eat it every day! Taste like sugar and dirt flavored play-doh. My Mozambican family loved to watch and laugh as I tried their food.

The Largest Snail on Earth: The Giant African Land Snail (GALS) – Manhiça – Mozambique – Africa

The African giant snail, also called as the giant tiger land snail, is the largest snail from its family. The Giant Ghana snail is native to the forest of Ghana, Africa. Those snails are hermaphrodites, like almost all pulmonate gastropods. The shells of these snails grow s to 18 centimeters of length with a diameter of 9 centimeters, however, there are also bigger examples. Those snails lives in tropical condition where they do not have natural enemies. Each of those gigantic snails lays up to twelve hundred eggs per year that causing a big problem in natural habitat for the other, normal size snails that we have used to. The size does matter in this case, the Giant Tiger snail demolish around 500 kinds of plants and they also eat the stucco and paint on buildings. Those things cause that the local tree snails are threatened or to become extinct. Giant African land snail (GALS) may refer to two genera and three species within the family Achatinidae, a family of unusually large African terrestrial snails. Achatina, an African snail genus in the family Achatinidae. The Giant African Snail (Achatina achatina), in the genus Achatina, also known as the Agate Snail or Ghana Tiger Snail, which grows to be the largest land snail on Earth. The Giant East African Snail (Achatina fulica), in the genus Achatina, a serious agricultural pest in some countries Archachatina, an African snail genus in the family Achatinidae. The Giant West African Snail (Archachatina marginata), in the
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