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Went to Maputo, Mozambique over a long weekend. This was a trip for an extension of my visa in Southafrica. I was driving from Durban SA to Maputo and stayed at an Ibis hotel. The town have many nice houses with old portugese influence. I drove out from Maputo to the coast and found a very nice small place (not remember the name), with nice beaches and good restaurants.
... wasn’t the corruption in high places the country would be so wealthy and way ahead of anywhere else as they have the mineral wealth and oil etc. However the greed of those at the top mean that the wealth is siphoned off into it’s leaders pockets and the population is left to starve. He gave an excellent argument as to why we should not be giving International Aid to Africa except in those extreme circumstances of major disaster. I had to agree with his every ...
... the Indian Ocean. Our last stop was at a outdoor market with very colorful paintings and fabrics along with beautiful wood carvings. Back on the ship we had a cup of tea and since we were unable to find a Wi Fi spot to publish the blog we caught the shuttle this time and went to another large market only there was a hotel nearby and asked the clerk if we could use their service. He was a young man and said it was only ...
... It was really a gongshow.
We got our visas, made sure we had receipts for them (you need them for border crossing), and then went searching for our bus... hoping that it hadn't passed yet. Ten minutes later, we saw the Greyhound bus coming through... we had not missed it and we had visas in hand - yay! Not everyone was so fortunate though... the husband of a lady (and father of small baby) got left behind. He would've needed to take a mini-bus or a taxi to get to ...
... to it again. We plunged down to 12 metres and waited - the idea was to stay there until our air ran out and hope that some whales came past. Unfortunately no whales came past, but it still turned out to be one of the most magical experiences of my life! Normally when you dive all you can hear is the sound of your breathing, but this time all I could hear was the sound of whales calling to each other over and over again! We were surrounded by nothing but THOUSANDS of jellyfish of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Turismo Maputo
Very low standars, not very clean, allways a strange smell in the lobby.
Just for work and nothing else. The staff are nice, the food in restaurant was medium.
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