138. Getting Back on the Horse

Believe it or not but this past week has been surprisingly busy. Our presence has been graced by one of the most influential LGBTQ persons of our time, our day-time hours have dwindled away bringing order to the chaos that previously reigned in the Irish Embassy library and our evenings have been spent being normal social beings…

130. Chasing Down the Cheetah

Another week came and went in Maputo. A week spent with long, slow mornings of Netflix, toast and coffee. Many of the evenings were occupied with the two week European film festival. Heres a list of the movies we managed to watch last week rated out of five stars: Monday The United Kingdom: Amy ⭐ ⭐…

122. Horses in the Wild West 2.0 – and Buzzcuts

Everything is the same old here in Maputo, except now I have an exuse to take it easy, so here I am chilling on the couch while Niamh is messing around in the kitchen preparing our payback-lunch for our guests arriving in a couple of hours. We are passing the hours in the appartment not-so-patiently…

118. Wet horses in the Wild West – and Trains

On Monday we set out to the much reputed El Paso on the other side of the bay. It was a long and bumpy ride getting there, driving through puddles and potholes. When you pull up to the main buildings you immediately feel like you have been transported to a movie set of a classical…

114. Terra de Boa Gente

Louise’s thoughts: What a perfect and peaceful little city, Inhambane! It didn’t take more than a single day for me to fall completely in love with this charming place. Soon I even started planning my retirement here, buying one of the half-ruinous houses with a small garden where I can rest my tired old limbs….

109. When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

Monday, our second in Maputo and one of the most productive days we have had in the city yet. As per usual, the morning was a slow one – we leisurely woke up, taking time enjoying our breakfast and lounging on the sofa. When we were ready, and not a second before, it was time…

108. Fish for Years

A couple of nights ago we went out and got a small taste of Maputo’s night life – that being we went to a half empty concert (which half way through turned out to be a rather good concert once you got used to the bands very unique sound – and shrieks) and afterwards to…

105. Too Much Variety!

Our days in Maputo are spent relaxing… I wouldn’t call it well-deserved, what with all our days doing little to nothing in Thailand. A Danish friend curiously asked me what a typical day was like for us, and Louise and I joked about how strained we have felt – waking up to Netflix and books, lying…

103. Big Bad Africa

Moving on to this second continent was much to our relief and also, especially, to my surprise. The exotic, the dangerous… the quite unexpected Africa is very unlike what I’d imagined – granted I’ve only seen a small part of two countries. The final and loooong 24hrs we spent in Asia also happened to be the…