Pants free in Mozambique

swimwear

It wouldn’t be a holiday if I didn’t pack too many clothes

The best thing about holidaying at the beach is not having to wear pants. And by pants I mean long pants that you only own because it’s cold and going to work in your pajamas is frowned upon.

Going to Mozambique meant I could..

a) Finally wear the costumes I impulsively buy online and all the other beach looks that aren’t appropriate for Joburg

b) Wear my favourite hat inspired by Paddington Bear (I take sun protection seriously).

Here are some of my beach looks from the ultimate relaxing holiday, which surprisingly involved actually getting into the water…kind of

knot swimwear, bikini

Bikini: Knot Swimwear via Superbalist / Hat: local market

mozambique, gaza beach look, mozambiqueShorts: H&M / Costume: Forever 21 / Shawl: Nicci / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban from Sunglass Hut

bikini, factorie

Bikini: Factorie / Short: H&M

summer holiday

Hat: Old Khaki / Top: Thrifted/gifted from a friend / Beach bag: Amble & Thorn

praia do bilene beach looks

Costume: Forever 21

beach wear

See still pants free 🙂

Top: Zara / Bikini bottoms: Cotton On

mozambique sunset

Top: Forever New / Bag: Espadril (a shoe bag that I use as a clutch)

new years eve, beach party

Dress: Woolworths / Rope shoes: beach shop

A relaxing beach trip was exactly what I needed to end off 2016. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a different beach experience to South Africa.

Here are a few things to note before traveling to Mozambique:

  • If you’re traveling by car you need to have all paperwork relating to car ownership, insurance etc. There are also a bunch of stickers and safety vests you need to display – if you go to any AA shop they can assist you all of that.
  • Use malaria pills, it’s not worth the struggle
  • Take sunblock, mosquito repellent and that sort of thing – it’s overpriced if you buy it in the small towns
  • Bring a 4×4, a lot of the roads are by the beach
  • A torch makes life easier when the power goes out (this happens regularly)
  • You can get a sim card easily by registering it with your passport. Cost me 100 Metical (approx R20) and data is even cheaper there (R20 for 1GB on Vodacom)

Next week’s blog post is more specific on things to do in the town we visited 🙂

Jules,

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Most images shot by Kathy from Kathology (check our her weekly vlogs)

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