Polana Serena Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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... It is very much split into two halves - the lower city, the Baixa, is the older, poorer part, bustling with markets, while the upper city is the richer, newer part (where I'm told a plot of land goes for $150,000, even before building on it).
Mozambique used to be a Portuguese colony, so Portuguese is still the main language spoken here. Unfortunately at independence the country was left without any real educated people as many of the ...
... skipping a few. The first 6 were actual ellies, embalmed in formaldahyde, from 2cm in the first month to a perfectly formed 25cm ellie in the tenth month, absolutely fascinating to see. The others were sculpted or fibreglassed. The bugs and butterflies pinned to a board with stacked little papers typed with names and numbers reminded us of our lounge back in Cape Town.
Back to the backpackers for peanutbutter ...
... et on cherche l’autobus… est-il déjà passé, si oui, il nous attend ou est-il parti, si oui, où sont nos bagages, et où sont ces fameux taxis pour Maputo… on cherche et on demande, il ne semble pas être encore passé. Après 10 minutes à notre grand soulagement l’autobus se rapproche du poste de la frontière… jamais cru d’être si content de voir un autobus, nous embarquons et nous repartons… un peu triste, quand même, de voir qu’un ...
... down to the bar, even managing to solve most of Africa's economic and social issues (well in theory anyway) with a number of the guests, spurred on by some passionate debate with a couple of Maputo locals who were also present.
We then headed off with a couple of the people from the bar, including NGO Bob from Holland and Willem the freelance finance guy from Cape Town, to the famous fish market. Here you enter the market, purchase any number and ...
... breakfast, and salad....! The rest of the day was spent relaxing on the beach and playing in the huge waves, with some wanders along the beach and photoshoots added in for fun! It was absolute paradise, and the company was fantastic - laughs galore! At about midday we saw 20 fishermen struggling to pull in a huuuuuge net, so the lovely people that we are, we decided to help. I think we may have hindered more than helped, but the thought was there! ...