The Island of Mozambique is a beautiful and mysterious destination that only those who dare to venture off the well-worn path go to. I avoided tourist destinations in Mozambique, choosing instead to trek around the Northern region of the country. It was one of the best decisions I made on the road. The North is old and windswept. I was the only guest at the backpackers where I stayed. And if there were other travellers I did not see or meet them. Then again Ilha is one of those rare destinations: it’s accessible but flies below the radar. Being here was one of the best experiences of my life. I would watch the sun rise out the Indian ocean in the morning, stroll around the wide streets, go the market, walk some more, but bread for breakfast and then hang out with friends. The only downside is that there is next to no sanitation here so the beach was rather crappy.