I'm now in Maputo, Mozambique on the eastern coast of southern Africa after completing a 2 week stint in The Gambia in West Africa. Mozambique is a former Portuguese colony and Maputo, the capital city, has a distinctly latin american feel to it. Everyone speaks Portuguese, the radio stations are all in Portuguese and all the tv stations (save good ol' CNN) are all in a language that makes no sense to me. I have to keep reminding myself that I'm in Africa not south america. The weather here is great this time of year, it's their winter so on most days it is around 18C, which as Rachel can attest, is perfect for me. I hear that in DC the weather there is hot and humid, approaching the 40C mark. Not good. I haven't had the opportunity to take many photos of Maputo so far but hopefully by the weekend, work will have slowed down enough for me to get out and see some of the sights around the city and take more pics.