Finally, I got into Mozambique and back to the coast. I start brushing up my Portuguese as people don’t speak almost any English here. Maputo, like any other capital, is different from the rest of the country.
As soon as I arrived I went to a close by town called Marracuene where I got a contact through my mother. I stayed with Ducha and her family for a few days and explored this little town.
Back in Maputo I stayed a few days at a backpackers, and then I met a Couch Surfer I got in touch with to travel together in Mozambique, Solene, from France. We stayed a few days at another Couch Surfer in Maputo and went sight seeing.
The architecture in Maputo is very varied. You can find modern and colonial architectural style, as well as old abandoned and damaged buildings and nice and modern ones next to each other.
Here I find more expensive to cook than to eat outside in the markets. You can have a good meal of fish or chicken with rice, potatoes and salad for 1.5 dollars. For the same price you can buy a big piece of tissue with an African pattern. The downside is that the city is very dirty, there are almost no garbage bins so littering is the norm here.
Solene and I then left Maputo with Filipe, our next Couch Surfing host in Bilene.