I had just given birth to our daughter, Ziya, a few months before ... The last thing on my mind was Italy.
You are guaranteed to have a great time especially if you have a group of adventurous people who are open to trying new things. This is a fun activity that will cost you R100 ($7) per hour. The exercise and muscle stiffness the next day is complementary. Plus you will get the coolest pictures of you doing more than just reading a book on the beach.
We ran out of milk, so under normal circumstances I would hop in the car and head for the nearest shopping mall armed with a list of the things we need around the house and a bank card in my purse. Not so in Mozambique. Yes, there are shops in Mozambique and you can get everything you need if you are in town, but that would just be boring and we don't do boring. We headed for the Xai Xai market instead. I have been to the market at Maputo and expected something similar to it - rows of vegetables and a few shops selling everything from birds to hair extensions, maybe a shop or two selling African art... was I in for a surprise!