02 June 2007

Ilha de Moçambique

A Forteleza da Ilha de Moçambique
(The Fort of the Island of Mozambique)

The small island of Moçambique is connected to the mainland today by a long, narrow, single lane bridge. There are several wide spaces along the bridge where a vehicle can pull over to allow another to pass going in the opposite direction. The island was once a center of Portuguese power in northern Moçambique and an important center of the slave trade. Today it is a fishing village with growing tourist connections.

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