Many people ask me where I live. I live in Maputo, capital city of Mozambique, located in Southern Africa, and bordering South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Maputo is easily accessible by plane via TAP (Portuguese airlines) that has 4 flights a week, Qatar, SAA (South African Airways), TAAG (Angolan airlines) and LAM (Mozambican airlines); and by road from Swaziland and South Africa.
Maputo is a multi cultural city, that is quickly developing in terms of construction, although at a rate that can be considered worrying due to the fact the support services such as water & sanitation, electricity and accesses are not upgraded to cope with the new buildings and residences as well as the increasing number of cars. Traffic can be chaotic and drivers, specially what we call “chapas” (public transport vans) do not comply with traffic rules. Mozambique is a country of contrasts. You can find top of the range cars circulating all over the city, very good and expensive selection of restaurants, good supermarkets, but at the same time extreme poverty outside the main population centres. Mozambique is also a very expensive country to live. With an impressive coastline of more than 2500km, Mozambique is a prime tourist destination for people seeking warm and clear waters, scuba diving, sports fishing, snorkeling or simply relaxing in the beach.
This post is just a photographic gallery of Maputo City as it is in 2018, to give you an idea on where I live.