Thursday, May 9, 2013

A stroll around the markets of Mozambique...and a lot of seafood!

After three weeks of daily braais (barbecue) in Namibia and Botswana, I was more than happy to cross the border over to Mozambique with its tropical coast and all the seafood it had to offer. I promised myself to have fresh seafood everyday throughout my time in Mozambique and the fish markets in Maputo were just the best place to start.
In the early afternoon, I passed by Mercado Central and ran into a few Vietnamese sailors who had just bought a few crayfish and had them cooked right on the spot. With a few bits of English we figured out that I had been to their hometown on my trip to Vietnam, so they invited me to share some crayfish and some beers with them. Good times! And so random!
In the evening, a few people from the hostel and me took a tuktuk ride out of own to have dinner at the local fish market. We got to choose from the catch of the day - prawns, squid and other fish like tuna and then took our bags full of fish over to one of the little restaurant places where they prepared the fish along with fries and salad and we had a simple but excellent meal out there!
I immediately knew I was going to love my time in Mozambique!

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