Back home in Maputo. Everybody asks (sincerely): “How is it being back here?”
- and (sincerely): it is like being back home…
The traffic feels allright, and using the horn for traffic communication feels normal. Holes in the pavement, people, beggars, street-sellers (of whatever) – (really: WHATEVER) feels normal, the prawns and beers taste just as good as they used to, and the heat and mosquitos are annoying as the will always be.
Tonight is what we know as small-christmas-eve. We had sundowners at some friends house and dinner at a sea-food restaurant. The kindness is great and service as normal. So all-in-all it’s like coming home.
Tomorrow is chritsmas eve for us scandinavians and we will go to a Hash (run/walk) and try to arrange some christmas dinner at home. Nimbus and Eva arranged a pigs steak (with skin!) at the local butcher, and I am planning to add some fresh mango to to menu somehow.
Maputo is not a place for spending your holiday, so most restaurants are closed over Christmas and new years, like there are not much to see or visit. But anyhow we enjoy being here for the holiday. There are a lot of concerts and plenty of cold beer in the almost unbearable heat. We’ll manage!
Marry Christmas to all of you and remember that it is not about the amount of stuff to consume, it’s about the amount of true love and sincere care to give and recieve.
Roger over from Maputo on a small-christmas-night.