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Street life in Mozambique – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell.

Thought for the day….” In the race for quality, there is no finish line”.

” If you look back when going forward, then you will trip up sometimes”.

Georgina Galloway was the winner of the 2013 Perfect Woman Competition, which as usual, was held in Wanaka, New Zealand.  In this competition, contestants (all women!!) have to perform a number of tasks, which this year included knife throwing, skinning a rabbit, jetboat driving,  reversing with a trailer and taking off bottle tops with a chainsaw.   Unlike many competitions, this annual perfect woman competition relies on skills rather than beauty.   The winner can choose either a pallet of beer or NZD 1000 cash instead.  Another wonderful tradition from New Zealand.

Some street life from Mozambique in the photo here.  Until 1975 it was a Portuguese colony, hence Porgutuese is still the official language.  The famous Zambesi river runs through Mozambique before entering the Indian Ocean.  Interestingly, the flag of Mozambique shows an AK-47 rifle!!  It has borders with 6 countries, and a population of about 24 million, with about 1.2 million living in the capital, Maputo.



Photo of the Day Saturday 25th August – Not the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell

Thought for the day….” A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

Today’s photo comes from Namibia (population about 2.1 million), which has been independant since 1990.  The capital is Windhoek, with tourism, mining and agriculture being the main industries in Namibia.  It was once a German colony, when it was known as South West Africa.  Malaria and AIDS are big problems here, resulting in an average life expectancy of around 52 years.   Tourists still come here for the safaris, but probably not to see the world’s largest uranium mine, which is found in Namibia.  Around 75% of the country is desert, and the photo is of one of the famous parts.

Happy not to be working at the Quality Spa Resort Hotel, Norefjell