Radisson Blu Hotel, Maputo
Travel Blogs from Maputo
... forward to today.
70km. Should only take an hour. It does. But. Takes nearly 2hrs for 6 buses to make the 10min crossing on the ferry.
Sorry. Did I say. Ferry??
Ho. Ho. Ho.
Floating debris more like.
So there we all are. Standing on the dirt track road that purports to be a quayside.
Oh yes. Did I mention. How flipping freezing it is? How flipping wet it ...
... struggle. From the many deprivations Maputo´s poorest inhabitants live with, most of them can be identified. Urban poverty levels in Maputo illustrate the difficult times the country has experienced in the past.
When we arrived back to ship and I started to write my blog so many emotions crossed my heart feeling such sadness for so many small children, and feeling so fortunate that ...
... nous fîmes quelques bons achats (beaucoup de négociation) tout ça pour terminer devant un somptueux souper à un riche hôtel de la ville (notre premier gros repas… on peut bien se payait la traite un peu… on est en vacance quand même!) offrant une vue imprenable de la baie de Maputo.
Le 12 novembre
Une autre grâce matinée pour moi et Averil, ça l’air qu’on en avait besoin! Michel était parti le matin pour visiter la ville et ...
... single one of them.
After a very long and tiring bus journey back to Joburg, we arrived in Maputo to a lovely welcome from Lizz and the MC. After another yummy dinner at our favourite italian restaurant, we went home and celebrated one of the MC members', Sidd from India, birthdays. A great start to our week in Joburg!
A couple more entries from our packed week in Joburg before one final entry from me at the weekend...... aaagghhh!!!!! :( :(
Lots of love to all xxxx
... screaming and whooping at each of Britain's gold medals, and felt hugely proud. The highlight was our Kenyan friend telling me that we had no chance compared to Kenya in the 10000m... well we all know what happened there!
Sunday was another early start, as we all headed to Park Station to get our buses to Mozambique and Botswana. It was a very sad morning because Declan and I had to say bye to Lubka who is leaving 2 weeks earlier than us - the 4 have become 3! ...