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While many of us think of Africa as a place now utterly in turmoil and misery, the New York Times is bullish on Mozambique, calling it one of Africa's most beguiling destinations. The country has some 1,500 miles of pristine Indian Ocean coastline, and is emerging as a truly viable tourist destination, a notion deftly described in the article here. The culture of Mozambique is a curious melange of African and Portuguese, so you might be given to think of places like Bahia, Brazil. At least, that's the sense I got from the piece. I have to say, I am intrigued. I have only seen north Africa, but I have a feeling Mozambique may be a place I want to visit in the near future.