Xipamanine Market, Maputo

Mercado Xipamanine is a Saturday market on Avenida Robby Brothers in Maputo, Mozambique. This really is a market where you can purchase anything from detergent to traditional spices for cooking, and capulanas (the all purpose traditional wraps worn by women), to Kalashnikov rifles – relics from the war of independence. It’s one of Maputo’s oldest markets, a hustling and bustling outdoor muddle of stalls, and it’s just the place to stock up on your curandeiros – traditional African medicines.

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