Here’s a four minute tour through the city I currently call home. It’s a small part of my daily walk home from work, but I can assure you that it all looks different every day. This is an attempt to show you what my Maputo looks like; the contrasts, the people, the noise in the midst of the tanquility – and if you’re patient enough you’ll see me at some point. And those amazing cashew nuts I’ve been talking about.
The beautiful building in the beginning is Villa Algarve that once was the headquarters and “torture chamber” of the Portuguese secret police. Today, it is abandoned, run down, and home to people who don’t have anywhere else to sleep.