The Portuguese colonised Mozambique for over 500 years, and the country became independent only as recently as 1975. Portuguese is the official language and Ronga is the local language. The money is called Metical, with 1 USD being equal to about 25 Meticais, yes, stronger than the rupee.
On weekends, on the beach road, young people make merry...they drink beer and dance to music from their cars. We later learnt that drinking has, of late, become a big problem with people in Mozambique. Apparently 75% of the people are addicted, and if they had limited money, they would rather spend it on a drink rather than on a meal.
The ferry is an institution, somewhat like the one in Goa (Portuguese influence?). We waited for 2 hours to get into this one. Cars, lorries, cattle and people park themselves on the ferry and it takes you across to the other side. This travel can take 4-5 hours! Life in slow motion! But people are calm and patient...I found myself very accommodative here. I am not, in Hyderabad!
It was great to see a place full of these beautiful people.
This one's a competition for our autos! These are called Hop-on, Hop-off, and take people on a city tour, where you hop-on, hop-off, of course!