Nampula is where I will be spending the next two weeks - well, some of that will be travelling. There is a better map here - one that doesn't have 'Salisbury' on it!
Nampula is apparently the 'commercial capital' of Mozambique and has about 380 000 residents. I assume that our missioning will be done somewhere on the outskirts - as I do believe we will be working in rural areas.
I actually didn't realise that I was so ignorant about Mozambique - I mean, I hadn't heard of Nampula before - yet it has an airport and seems to be a happening place. We leave tomorrow at lunchtime to get over the border before it closes. We should arrive at Nampula some time on Saturday morning. We lose some travelling time because of having to cross the Zambezi by ferry. And we are not going through Zimbabwe, which would be a shorter distance!
I'll ask my other half to update the blog if I manage to get contact with him going, otherwise things will be quiet until 9 or 10 July!