VIP Grand Maputo Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
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Travel Blogs from Maputo
... only one other visa applicant there while we were there, a young German working in SA. Heaven knows how they would cope if a busload of people turned up. The whole border post is a shambles with vendors spruiking a huge range of ****, their pitch being that you have to have one of whatever to get a visa.The visa process is obviously just a fund raiser, and is particularly ridiculous when you look 200m away and see that anyone can just go into ...
... inside as well as a load of stuffed animals. Finally we wended our way back to the ship via the beaches on the front which were not surprisingly packed on such a hot day. Chickens were being barbequed and gaily coloured clothing being sold.
On board ship we were treated to some excellent lectures by Michael Buerk the TV presenter and journalist. His presentation about the state of Africa and why it was what it was politically was absolutely fascinating. ...
... 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 ...
... border, and on my left was a very wide "sidewalk" for people (mostly African women) making their way across on foot to Moçambique. The sun was bearing down on us foot travellers and I couldn't see the end of the long stretch of concrete pavement (André thinks it was about 500 m). Mindful that we needed to cross the pavement, find some place to apply for the visas, get them, and then make it to the bus again, I was really tempted to run across the border... but then I figured ...
... 8221; Hopefully by the end of three weeks we will have improved a bit.
We have limited access to Internet but we have purchased a local SIM card and are now trying to set everything up so we can be more connected. It feels quite weird not being able to just load photos instantly to Facebook.
We leave on Thursday to Tofo on an eight hour bus ride so we will catch you at the next stop.