If anyone actually keeps up with the blog, u must hate the flow cuz my updates are sporadic as my writing style. Anyway I am making a firm commitment to post at least once a week, b.c it makes me happy and hopefully serves as a fun read for you as well.
Anyway, this was written in the new Maputo international airport for the first leg of my journey and I must say I was a bit apprehensive of my new surroundings. Why? If you have never been to the old Maputo airport, it was the bee’s knees….correction….for my travel needs it was the bees knees.
Technology? No. Customer service? Average. Shopping? Minimal selection. Overall? Mediocre.
However that was the best part, no real hassle at all- no immigration official giving u the evil eye; no HUGE security; staying an extra 15 mins in line while ur Western passport holders waltz through , it really is a no frills get it over with place. This is probably due to the lack of high security checks and the like; but while it might not be the most secure flight, it def works for me. I also a firm believer that unless a terrorist wants to be laughed at the terrorist convention, no one is gonna bomb/hijack flights from Mozambique (knock on wood).
Then comes this fancy new Maputo International Airport…and I did not appreciate it at all… it was impeding on my baby, the old Maputo intl (now Maputo domestic..ohh how far the mighty have fallen). However I was pleasantly surprised and it too was a no frills no hassle airport. I partially blame the lack of training on the new tech at the airport-while entering my info at the check in counter, the guy gave the comp the “WTF?” look …again repeated at security...which were both answered with an…”uhhhh just go through.”
However…my love is like J-Lo…it don’t cost a thing, but u can fool me by the rocks that u got, cuz I am Aman from the block…I am not easly fooled by Maputo International Airport.
I do think at some point my fellow Africans will be trained on the technology, and the WTF looks will turn into “step aside please”…and alas Maputo, the no hassle airport, will be converted into….Maputo FML international….like all the other international airports, especially JFK.
Wow that was a long ass post on just the airport....so....I am out like Jenny from the block…
Wait!!!!! I thought this was about Mombasa, says the avid reader…to which I reply-please see earlier references on my ability to entertain a single train of thought. Tune in next time for ….“Mombasa the return!!!” (need to know how include Chinese –esk roman alphabet on blogspot)