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Old 08-17-2014, 12:35 AM
 
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Anyone been to MAPUTO in Mozambique?

If I get a chance, I'd love to combine this city, and possibly a nearby beach with a trip to South Africa.

Anyone been to MAPUTO...how was it? Impressions, etc.?
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:16 AM
 
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Anyone been to MAPUTO in Mozambique?

If I get a chance, I'd love to combine this city, and possibly a nearby beach with a trip to South Africa.

Anyone been to MAPUTO...how was it? Impressions, etc.?
I know a lot of my friends always drive up to Mozambique to go diving. Not sure if they go to Maputo or not but they always say how beautiful it is there

Sorry I couldn't be of more help
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Old 08-17-2014, 02:26 AM
 
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I know a lot of my friends always drive up to Mozambique to go diving. Not sure if they go to Maputo or not but they always say how beautiful it is there

Sorry I couldn't be of more help
Even that is interesting. What are their impressions of the people they encounter up the coast?

I think I also heard that Mozambique is very popular with South Africans. Is that also true? What makes it so attractive to them?
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:37 AM
 
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Even that is interesting. What are their impressions of the people they encounter up the coast?

I think I also heard that Mozambique is very popular with South Africans. Is that also true? What makes it so attractive to them?
I'll have to ask them But all the Mozambiquens I know from varsity were awesome and extremely friendly Mostly people go there for diving because of how nice and clear the water is. It's also fairly short drive, Google says about 7h drive from Johannesburg.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:03 AM
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Even that is interesting. What are their impressions of the people they encounter up the coast?

I think I also heard that Mozambique is very popular with South Africans. Is that also true? What makes it so attractive to them?
I watched a video about that. Afrikaners are starting to move to Mozambique. Some feel that they have no future in South Africa and are moving to Mozambique.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:34 AM
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I've also heard that Maputo has less violent crime than Johannesburg.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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I have been there several times as I lived in Zimbabwe until the age of twenty- however that was many years ago when it was Lourenco Marques. (No cedilla for the "c" on my computer!)

At the time it seemed a big and very European city, with luxurious modern hotels, great food, especially seafood, and a very active night life. I remember staying at the Hotel Girasol, which means "sunflower", and which had a sunflower in mosaic tiles on the bottom of the swimming pool.
There were a lot of fancy cars, and business seemed to be booming, people generally dressed very casually and the Spanish Colonial style government buildings were impressive. I enjoyed the Mateus vinho verde, but was not particularly impressed with the local beer.

Anyway, this information is forty years out of date; Mozambique, like Angola, is making a comeback now after years of civil war and poor government. Maputo is probably much nicer to visit than Beira, but I would consider Luanda if you want to visit an African city with a Portuguese heritage.
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Old 08-18-2014, 07:17 AM
 
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I watched a video about that. Afrikaners are starting to move to Mozambique. Some feel that they have no future in South Africa and are moving to Mozambique.
Bringing apartheid to Mozambique?
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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Anyway, this information is forty years out of date; Mozambique, like Angola, is making a comeback now after years of civil war and poor government. Maputo is probably much nicer to visit than Beira, but I would consider Luanda if you want to visit an African city with a Portuguese heritage.
Just curious, why would you recommend Luanda? For what purposes?

For whatever reason, I'm under the impression that Mozambique has way more pleasant cities, with a more Portuguese colonial touch to them. But, I've never had that impression with Angola.

I think of Luanda as just something that has risen out of the ashes, and probably has a very recent construction and lacking the historical context of Colonial architecture and such...but

Am I wrong in my impressions?
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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Bringing apartheid to Mozambique?
Lol, no one is bringing/trying to bring back Apartheid Nor have I ever heard of anyone wanting to move to Mozambique for a "better future". People would rather head to America, Europe or Australia
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