Maputo – City of the Future!

I recently stumbled across an old class project I did for an intensive Russian course that served as a tourist promo for the capital of Mozambique, Maputo. As you might imagine, after the end of the Cold War there hasn’t been much need for Russian-language advertising. Then again, because of the 1977-1992 Civil War, there probably wasn’t too great of an interest from Russians in visiting either.

That being said, I had the chance to visit in 2010 and loved the experience. It’s a city whose buildings are frozen in time, although that time happens to be a mish-mash of 19th century Portuguese colonialism and 20th century Marxist-Leninist brutalism. Mostly I loved the fish market, though.

Anyway, if you want to relive my past (and the city’s) then here’s a cheesy powerpoint with corny effects, so caveat emptor: Мапуто.