When you arrive in Maputo, everyone tells you about Macaneta. It is difficult to imagine the place until you go and see for yourself. Macaneta is on a very long and narrow peninsula separated from the mainland by the Komati River (also called Incomati River). You reach the spot where you will be able to … More The closest beach to Maputo (if you don’t get lost!)
A great option to get away from Maputo for a day or 2 is to hop on a ferry that you very easily get to at the end of Avenida 10 de Novembro on the south side of Maputo Bay. Depending on the number of people queuing before you, you will have to wait from … More One ferry away: Catembe
Oh. My. Goodness. What a find. I know I will have an amazing time in Maputo now that I know this place exists. No kidding. It is one of my kids’ favourite things to do, namely going on merry-go-rounds, but, and that’s the clever twist, surrounded by bars and restaurants for grown-ups to enjoy, the whole … More Feira Popular!
Last weekend was a long weekend here. September 7 is an important national holiday in Mozambique to commemorate the signing of the agreement which ended the Mozambican War of Independence. The agreement was signed between Portugal and Mozambique in 1974, with independence granted in 1975. We had to stay in town so we decided to go and … More At the train station in Maputo
The supermarket closest to where we currently live is opposite a long stretch of beach (the whole city is anyhow!). https://www.google.co.mz/maps/place/GAME/@-25.9429457,32.6203303,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x9f6d6d48b223709 So the other day, on the way back home, we stopped along the road for a much deserved coconut. Our first one here. I have already had a few of them: when i lived … More Coconuts & machete
First school day today, which means some free time for me, which means I can finally start the blog I’ve been thinking about for the past I-don’t-remember how many months, possibly years. Procrastination is my guilty pleasure, a way for me to contemplate the things I don’t do and wish I would, with the added … More At last!