|Drove down the Mozambique coast along a paved highway through scrub brush that turned
into coconut tree forest as we moved further south. A road exit is a major site, very uncommon and
always a center of commerce, surrounded by a small village of shops. We passed street vendors, mostly
selling firewood, charcoal, or bushels of dried reeds which is the main building material
around here. An abrupt architecture change presented itself at Imhambane, a quaint colonial town
with substantial concrete buildings, a few churches, and a soccer stadium. We watched a
high school soccer match, sitting in bleachers next to tethered goats that grazed beside the field - interesting
groundskeeping methods in Mozambique.