Thursday, November 7, 2013

15. National Geographic

During the course of our three-day site visit, Laura said something that really stuck with me.

"My friend said that I was really lucky to be visiting Tete," she said, looking around the fields as we hiked.  "He said that it was the National Geographic of Mozambique."

And, seeing what she was seeing as we walked, I couldn't disagree with her.  Zobue is one of the most beautiful little towns in Mozambique, and in one of the most charismatic landscapes.  But seeing as how Tete Province is often dismissed unceremoniously due to the extreme heat of its provincial capital (a rolling and continuous 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer), it was refreshing to hear someone give credit to the other, more beautiful corners of this forgotten province.  

Here is my small tribute to Zobue:  the "National Geographic" of Mozambique.

Zobue at Sunset.  Photo credit:  Christopher Ramm

It's a beautiful town.  We have flowers and vegetation and a large and sprawling landscape.  We have thousands of smiling children and kind, hardworking families.  

Over the past two years of Peace Corps service, we've been proud to call this place our home.

This is our town.  And we have less than two days left.

We're going to go out and enjoy it.

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