VIP Grand Maputo Hotel
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... in India for instance. There were many old unfinished buildings set against brand new ones. Poverty sitting side by side with affluence. Next we went to the local market which compared to some we had seen was beautifully organised with very good fruit for sale. The fish stalls were a bit smelly but in that heat it wasn't surprising! Next stop was to cross the road and see the outside of the city hall which was apparently designed by Eiffel. Next to this was a ...
... center and the Fortaleza Maputo’s oldest building on one side. Until recently Maputo residents had no electricity or running water, but there have been dramatic improvements. Not far away is the IRON House (Casa Do Ferro) built of iron by Gustav Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame, in the 19th century for the colonial Governor’s Mansion, but the climate was not suited to a heat conducting building so ...
... patrollers might think it suspicious to see a little Chinese lady making a dash for it. Plus, I was still trying to stay in André's or Michel's line of sight as much as possible. I continued power-walking and passing other people. In particular, I could hear one long-legged fellow bus passenger not far behind me. This gazelle of a person eventually edged out in front of me, and I was once again tempted to run, but I think that was just me being competitive haha.
At the end ...
... walked a few minutes to catch the final one. The sign indicated it was just 33km to Bilene, so we were very excited that in half an hour we would be on the beach. Alas, this was not the case. We were the first ones in the chappa and the driver insisted in the 16 seater chappa being full before we left. After driving round the town about 25 times (absolutely no exaggeration) and going to the market 25 times for people to do their veg shopping for the week, the chappa was filled with ...
So, back in Mozambique I am getting used to the swing of things. The 12 flights of stairs aren't too bad anymore, which is a relief and we have been gifted with a new lock on the bathroom door which means no more putting big bottles of water against it. Things in the house are a bit chilly but new glass has arrived for the windows. I am looking forward to not waking up freezing anymore!
The other morning was a bit of a fiasco as someone left a tap on the night ...