Monday, November 28, 2011

Do Bicycles Equal Development in Mozambique?

This is the title of a book writen by Joseph Hanlon e Teresa Smart about development in Mozambique.

Anyway, it's impossible to talk about bicycles without thinking on Quelimane, capital of Zambézia province.

Here, bicycles rule! By far the main transportation in the city, where you can take a ride anywhere to everywhere, paying only 5 Mts, around US $0,20.

Anyway you can still use the "classic way" of a car, but make sure you have all you need in case of a flat tire! We didn't check our car, and... the needed "jack" wasn't there!

Thanks to the goodwill of our mozambican friends,  we could lift the car...

And improvise...

It worked!