Don’t you just love it when your friends surprise you with a weekend getaway to Mozambique? Well I sure as hell do and boy do I have the most amazing buddies. They just decided we should all go to Maputo, Mozambique for two days to just relax and get away from our busy lives for a bit. With the year we have all been having it was truly a much needed break. The boys booked us into the Raddison Blu Hotel, which was the perfect escape, the staff were welcoming and made sure we were well taken care of all weekend. Our rooms like most Raddison’s were spacious, clean and comfortable. For the two days in Maputo we just planned to relax by the pool and didn’t do a lot of site seeing.
When it comes to food we avoided eating at the hotel because we wanted to experience the local cuisines and lets just say the prawns in Mozambique are surely something straight out of heaven. I am pretty sure they are some of the best in the world. For both days seafood seemed to be everyone’s first choice at lunch and dinner but trust me it was so good I never once heard any complaining. I would have thought we would spend a lot of time at the beach but we clearly enjoyed the hotel pool area and views a tad bit more. I guess we are so used to the beautiful beaches in South Africa that we totally didn’t get excited enough to want to go to the beach. On our next visit in 2017 I am sure we will spend 90% of our time there though.
The entire weekend we pretty much stayed away from our phones( most of the time), ate a lot of seafood, drank lots of coconut water and shared a lot of nonsense about how exhausting 2016 has been. I guess we all can’t wait for this shitty year to just end. All in all Mozambique was really good to us and we will be back soon in early 2017. Next stop though for us all is a little getaway to Swaziland. I am super blessed to have friends who enjoy travelling as much as I do and they will be joining me on my journey to travel Africa more and learn about its cultures.
Now for those of you wondering how we just up and went away without really budgeting, sometimes Google really is your friend when looking for good bargains. The only expensive part of our trip was the hotel, rooms were about R1500-R2500/$205 a night(which were sponsored by a friend so I guess that helped). When it came to the travel costs we decided to drive which is much cheaper than flying. Planning is essential though otherwise you won’t know how to navigate around. After our Swaziland trip I will be doing a review on all the travel booking sites we used to make our travels smoother. Thank you Maputo we a had a pretty good time and thank you Raddison Blu team for the great service. Happy Tuesday Everyone …