Girassol Bahia Hotel
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... sits on the bathroom floor even though we have not yet used the shower and the room has a strong smell of urine even though we have not yet used the toilet, the window looks into an air shaft and about 4 feet away is the window of another room. We can read the title of the paperback on their bed.
We are directed to the Impala Steak House for dinner. It is run by a family of muslims, has no decor or ambience, the overhead fluorescent lights flicker ...
... is no way we wanted to drive those roads in the dark. The journey took about 10 hours in total, including 2 border posts and a ferry ride right at the end. To be honest, the border posts were slightly less stressful that we had prepared ourselves for. We drove through Swaziland, an absolutely beautiful, very green, very flat country, and made it to the border at Mozambique. It was strange to hear Portuguese, especially coming from Africans, but everyone at the border ...
... br> All make it to the ferry port without further incident. Rigmarole of crossing is repeated.
Driving through Maputo reminds me of Salvador in the tropics of Brasil. Squalid. Dirty. Grotty. Disgusting. Plenty of shacks lining the road. People standing around waiting for transportation. Men peeing in scrubland by the roadside.
Not exactly been the best day of the trip.
... taxi genre tuk tuk indien, pour faire une visite de la ville mon chauffeur et guide s'appelle José-Eduardo... le premier endroit qu'il me montre, c'est l'endroit ou se trouvent les prostituées , m'informant du prix pour une heure... non, merci!... nous passons devant l'Hotel-de-ville, la Maison de Fer, construite pour le gouverneur général, mais avec ce climat chaud et humide, il a refusé d'y habiter; puis ce fut le Jardin Botanique, José m'enlevant ma caméra pour me photographier ...
... a few nights. Which I really appreciated. I kept room hunting, but there just wasn't anything out there and I couldn't stay more than a few nights with the danes, as they family was visiting. Work had 2 empty house (when I say empty that means NO furniture or anything) and I was allow to stay in each for 3 more nights. At this point I had still not even unpacked my bag! So finally on the 18th (day before my Bday) I manage to move into a room, in the centre ...