It is with such a heavy heart that I write this blog….. On Friday evening a magnificent Humpback whale, unfortunately, got herself beached on the shores of Beira outside Biques restaurant. The call came in at around 5 pm when people were enjoying their after work beers noticed the whale in distress. People immediately stopped… Read More BEACHED WHALE: The sad day a large Humpback whale stranded itself on Beira beach
“Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.”… Read More The day KFC opened…..with a sprinkling of community spirit
I nipped into town today for just a few bits, but in Beira terms, this is still a 2-hour venture! I have driven around this city endless times without a second thought. Getting frustrated when I can’t find something simple like corn flour- today’s annoyance! Or swearing and shouting at the traffic, the potholes, the… Read More Taking the time to stop and smell the roses…….
So I thought I would share this little snippet with you while I lie here currently feeling very sorry for myself under a mountain of tissues. Yep, the obligatory cold, or as it is classified here ‘ The Flu,’ has followed me back to Beira from my recent visit back to Blighty; a wonderful leaving… Read More When you know you have lived in Africa for too long!
So to set the scene for you before you get to know Beira today, I thought we better take a trip down memory lane. Let’s step back to the 19th Century when the Portuguese Mozambique Company arrived on the shores of Beira and development began. From 1947 the Portuguese Colonial Government continued development until Mozambique… Read More A little bit of history
Life in Beira Mozambique, let the blogging adventure begin!… Read More Brit in Beira