Much of Mozambique moves to the rhythms of the harvest and the monsoon. The Portuguese came after hearing tales of gold fields in 1498.
External support helped form the Frente pela Libertaçao de Moçambique (Frelimo), the independence movement. After the Portuguese were forced to leave in 1975, Frelimo and the anti-Communist resistance party Renamo forced the country into a civil war that lasted until 1992. Things began to get better after the peace agreement was signed. The country began to move forward almost immediately after this took place.
Please note this is a personal blog about living and working in Mozambique.
If you want a quick fix and get out of Maputo, you go to Catembe. It’s a walk down to the pier, a 20-minute ferry ride that costs 5MZN (17 […]
Bummer! I’m all set to go to cook up a storm and prepare biryani, yellow dal and some other veg dishes. I have soaked the lentils in water for a […]
Perhaps this video is an exaggeration, but getting around on foot in Maputo does require vigilance and, on occasion, agility. For the most part, it’s the cars that have the […]
I ran out of David’s Tea, no more organic English Breakfast or Taiwan Oolong! 🙁 Found good Chinese green tea, but I need a strong cuppa in the morning to […]
When we returned from Nelspruit, we met up with a couple of other volunteers and dined at Mimmo’s. Often you can find people hawking food and art here. This night, […]
I don’t mean to make my first post on this blog a rant. While I am currently a bit frustrated about my afternoon, this post is meant to speak of […]
We’ve been incredibly lucky with settling in Maputo. When we arrived, tired, sweaty and slightly grumpy, VSO staff brought us to our 3-bedroom apartment. At that time, we thought this […]
Today, Marlowe came home with unidentified fruit. The vendor across the street didn’t have sufficient change and gave Marlowe three pieces of yellow, wrinkled fruit instead. Curiously, we opened the […]
It’s hard to share an introduction about Mozambique without having been here for long, but here’s our best shot. The book Lonely Planet gives the following brief introduction. “With its […]
Yay, Marlowe was able to get the Internet hooked up at the apartment! All he needed was a signed and very precise document from the landlord, wait in line at […]