Couchsurfing at a popstar
May 03, 2011
Jan 31, 2013
Where I stayed
. After these 2 days his friends Mauro and Samuel were heading back to Maputo by car and since I was also planning to go that direction it was no problem to hop on, relaxed!
From Ilha de Mocambique to Quelimane is quite the trip so you have to start early. 2.30 my phone kept ringing and at 3 am I sat in a bus to Nampula. Nampula is really a shitty city so you don't want to spend an extra day there if it is not necessary. Arrived there at 6 and at 6.30 had a bus to Alto Molocue and from there another bus to Quelimane where I arrived at 4 pm. Met with Xavier, a Mozambican couchsurfing guy which I had contacted before. I already thought that he was not the average Mozambican but after a while I heard that he was like a celebrity! He showed me photo's with Bono, Lenny Kravitz and Nelson Mandela. Xavier is the lead singer and guitarist from the 'Rockfellers' who are quite big in Mozambique. He also manages an American NGO which deals with AIDS and HIV in Africa.That was quite a different experience than I expected! For 2 days we cruised around in his big Toyota with 5 guys, drank (a lot of) beer, ate pizza and shrimps and went to his bar in the evening. A really cool experience and I wasn't allowed to pay for anything