gialloboy
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SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:52 pm

Ladies and gents,

part three of our SouthernAfrican honeymoon.

We had 8 magical days on the island of Benguerra.

www.azura-retreats.com

A beautiful resort but their prices are out of line with what you get. I thoroughly recommend Mozambique. We have been to the Maldives a few years ago but the beauty of the Indian Ocean in Moz beats the maldives, hands down!

Mozambique impressions:

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Miles of completely deserted beaches...

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Our humble abode  http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p55/Gialli/airliners3/533.jpg

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Bar and common area

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Our wonderful host Pedro!

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All good things come to an end and we had to go home...  

A Helicoper was picking us up and lifting us back over to VNX (10 minutes)

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First leg of the long way back...

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VNX coming into sight, with a LAN flight just touching down...

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We cleared immigration and proceeded to the waiting area - the whole airport is brand new!

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Little bar with awful food - seemingly the rooftop bar of the old airport had the best crab in all of Mozambique!

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VIP lounge

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Our Federal Air flight to JNB was already waiting!

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Off we go, leg two... Legroom shot. This Federal Air flight was going direct, without a stopover in Kruger

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Into the high veld

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Approaching JNB

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We had a nice dinner of Burewors and a few tasty Windhoek lagers before boarding our South African Airlines flight from JNB to LHR - Y class. Thank God a very friendly Afrikaaner check in agent gave us the emergency exit seats! Pays off to speak a few phrases of Afrikaans. Baie Dankie!

Boarding - great legroom but insanely tight seats!

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legroom shot

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AVOD was broken... oh well

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Little amity kit

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Tasty South African lager

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Fish for dinner, quite OK

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Dozed off shortly after dinner and woke up as we crossed the Algerian coastline. Yeah!

Breakfast

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Sunrise over Europe

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Arrived in LHR, went to Costa for coffees and spotted our final ride arrive - the EI flight that would take us from LHR to SNN

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And that is it! I hope you enjoyed my trip report! More to come soon!

[Edited 2012-01-08 09:55:59]

[Edited 2012-01-08 09:58:27]
 
Delboy
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:19 pm

A lovely TR, congratulations to you both, I wish you a long and happy life together.
 
lukeyboy95
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:37 pm

Quoting gialloboy (Thread starter):
I thoroughly recommend Mozambique.

well yes, it is set to explode, and with the likes of Tanzania and Kenya becoming oversubscribed, it is only just starting to pick up. But things take ages in this neck of Africa, which is a shame. I am sure in time it will.

Well done for choosing a destination that is not the normal. The only risk is them pricing themselves out the market, and overcharging for a non-superior product.

SA looked not too shabby.

Thanks 'Giall!?' or gialloboy.
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777ord
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:17 am

wonderful TR!! Infact, I bookmarked this particular segment so I can reference in May when I start to help my friend plan her honeymoon!
 
signol
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:48 pm

And a great conclusion! Thanks for the series.
SAA in Y looks ok, nothing special but not bad at all. Lucky you with the extra legroom seats!

Looking forward to reading more of your reports!

signol
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okapi
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:00 pm

A truly great set of reports. I've enjoyed reading them from beginning to end. It seems you had a great time in Mozambique and the pictures are a absolutely stunning. The chopper ride adds a nice touch to the whole set of flights. So Happy New Year!
 
MSS658
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:51 am

Hi

Great return report as well! SA seems to have a pretty nice product.

Greetings
Marc
Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
 
gabrielchew
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RE: SA And Mozambique Honeymoon Pt3. Going Home...

Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:28 pm

A nice final report - shame you felw back in Y on SA rather than C on EY!

Quoting gialloboy (Thread starter):
Boarding - great legroom but insanely tight seats!

Thats the problem with those seats - los of legroom, but even narrower than normal seats thanks to the ticker armests.
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