Travel Blogs from Maputo
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.
... in Maputo was met with rush hour traffic, our bus stop starting for the last hour or so, only 2 hours later than scheduled. The streets were bustling with people heading home from work. The sun had set around 5pm and night had fallen earlier than we're familiar with. Our first option of accommodation was full, the second had become a hotel. Martin left me in the safety of the hotel foyer to explore the third, also full. We ...
... quitterons sans vous… Vous pouvez vous trouver un taxi pour la dernière heure du voyage… Je me dis : oui, mais, comment on récupère les bagages, et quel taxis et combien?…Hmmm, OK, ben on verra
Dans des voyages, comme le nôtre, non organiser, il faut s’attendre à des inattendus… ça fait un peu partie de l’aventure… l’aventure c’est tout sauf quelque chose de prévu, il faut faire confiance à la vie et surtout à son sens ...
... then called it a night.
Getting to bed early proved to be a good call in retrospect as we needed all the energy available for the next day.
Having little knowledge of the local transport systems we woke up early, had some breakfast at what would become our daily stop in the morning on Vladimir Lenin Avenue and continued to walk down to the harbour for a good hour on some challenging sidewalks. Along the way, every second vendor approached us with ...
... for, they then continued the generosity and gave us all free, unlimited drinks for the entire night..., hazy memories suggest swimming, dancing on the bar and a bit more swimming!
Getting up this morning was not difficult when we knew that the beach was waiting for us! But first was breakfast, and for the first time in 8 weeks I found HEINZ TOMATO KETCHUP (my family will understand how big of a deal this was for me) which i smothered all ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.