Travel Tuesday: Mozambique and other interesting happenings

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I am down and out. Yesterday, I flew to Mozambique. But before I get any jealous faces, I was only there for the day and visited a mine in the northern province. I had four flights throughout the day, and not only did it drain me physically, I was dumb enough to take a little sip of water from a tap, and ended up with gastro.

I didn't sleep at all last night, as I was in so much pain with all the cramps. Shame, even my editor phoned to hear if I'm okay, he thought I was airlifted to hospital! haha. Luckily Flip's mother took me to the doctor to get it sorted out. I couldn't drive, I felt so sick. And I got an injection! Eep!

I did meet some interesting people on the trip though: a Londonite living in South Africa with her husband and their dog Zapiro; another Londonite that had five flights, coming from the UK, and at twelve in the night still managed to look fabulous (jealous); an Englishman who tried to charf the girls and try and convince us that he was born in 1990, but was actually born in '75, as his passport proved; an Englishman trying to speak Afrikaans and saying all the crude words he has learned from living in SA for four years and a whole pile of other interesting characters, including Aussies. It was a mixed up day, but was a lot of fun.

Other interesting happenings
On Friday evening, my friends and I decided to 'lose our minds and let our crazy out' as Kesha would put it. I haven't gone out like this in almost a year and we really went crazy! Except we didn't shoot rainbows at unicorns. 

The end of the night was a bit of a struggle though as two of the girls, we won't name names, but they know who they are, had a fight. They were shaking and screaming at each other at like half past one in the freezing cold morning and we had to stand guard. It was about who would drive and who should not be drinking more. It ended with drunken tears, two cups of coffee, three packets of chips and me driving. 

See, I also have drama in my life. Not always moonshine and roses. 

"She licked me!" (Tracy actually did!)
But they still love each other

What is she doing!?
The boys talking about how crazy the girls are


Jenna said...

Aw shame man! - I really feel for you, there is nothing worse than water/food poisoning.

Glad you met some cool people though! :)


Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

i don't care what you say--- I still have jealous face.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

oh my good gracious, you really had some kinda tripped up day. so sorry you got the gastro blues. what a thing to happen!

the other interestings sound way better though. um, girl fight? you have a very exciting life let me just say ; ) love the photo re-cap, nice one. happy new weekend. ♥

Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

So sorry you got sick! yuck!

That sounds like an amazing druken night! I love those! And I love Kesha's Blow video (wish I had a gun that shot rainbows)

Kate said...

wow! I always wanted to go to Africa. It's unfortunate that the water makes you sick, but I am still wishing I was there!

Gentri said...

Wow! What a crazy life you live! So sorry you got sick. :/ Did you change the look of your blog?

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