Mozambique Tourist Traps

  • Tourist Traps
    by lotharscheer
  • Tourist Traps
    by lotharscheer
  • Tourist Traps
    by lotharscheer

Mozambique Tourist Traps

  • Beach Vendors

    I bought a wooden guitar, beautifyully made. I thought about the time it must have taken to carve the wood. I am a softy and paid more than was asked.....only to discove later, on proper inspection.... "Made in China"...they forgot to remove the sticky label.

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  • Allways be aware!

    My own expierience and also i heard from other travellers and mozambiquans is to be carefully with your money. when you pay your bills in restaurants, hotels and fuell stations count your change what you get back. this people like to steal. on restaurants and bars sometimes you have food on your bill even you haven´t eat anything!

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  • Mozambique roads: adhere strictly to...

    There is a high probability that you will have to pay a fine when the police or traffic cops stop you. There is no use trying to argue with them, just pay them cash in dollars there and then. There is no way out. We had to cross over the white line to avoid a pothole. When the cops saw us they stopped us and they could hardly speak English. We had...

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  • The Gas Station

    I recommend hitching. If you can get a ride. But be careful- if they are drunk, it might seem fun, but better pass. I got two 3 rides at this gas station. Two were very good. The last one (the drunk one) however got a little weird. It started off fun, getting wasted and getting to know each other. Then the man and his wife started hitting each...

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  • Did someone say hot water?

    Hot water would be great- but no - Lord Jim doesn't have hot water showers... or does he? Yes, he does. But it comes a few days after you've been there. He like guests to get used to the rough life before giving you luxury jaccuzzi rubs. Uh, no. I mean, you have to get lucky. I walked into the kitchen (my bedroom) one day and aked, What are you...

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  • Lord Jim's toilet was huge.

    Lord Jim's toilet was a big toursit trap. He always gets these tourists going in there to check it out. Like me. Boy, when you have to go you have to go and you'll squat if you have to. But Lord Jim fails to tell his guests that if you go to the jon just after sunset you're asking for a swarm of mosquitoes to fly out of the septic tank when you...

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  • Corrupt policeman will...

    Corrupt policeman will threaten to arrest you for traffic offenses in order to get a bribe. Only a policeman dressed in white may do so. Those dressed in green are after the bribe and have no authority to arrest you for traffic violations. 2 boxes of smokes should make them happy.

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  • Never, ever pay bribe money to...

    Never, ever pay bribe money to the grey uniform policemen on foot patrol if they demand a fine from you for whatever reason, when you know you're not guilty of anything. At all times your documents must be in order. Talk yourself out of it, while treating them with respect. I have once appologised for not having enough money on me, took my...

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  • I cannot find a better...

    I cannot find a better describtion for Mozambican policemen other than to refer to them as a bunch of cockroaches. Avoid those in the stark-grey uniforms (the white uniformed traffic officials seems to have a better attitude). They try to fine you for anything under the sun they can think of, like driving with too dark sunglasses and insisting on...

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