Saturday, 16 February 2013

Maputo

Saturday craft market
Maputo is a city where you pinch your nose while walking its streets. It stinks, there's trash and filth everywhere and it's hot. I heard that back in the day, before the Portuguese left, it was nice and clean. Now there's a huge contrast between old half-collapsing and very modern buildings. Big companies like Vodacom, mcel, and Galp and all the banks have shiny new buildings and offices. But most of everything else is left to the ravages of the weather.
One nice thing is that there is a lot of trees and quite a few parks in the city.
Otherwise I found quarters in the friendly Base Backpackers close to the city center. Its staff members are nice and cool and very helpful if need be.

More pictures here.