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Monday, November 20th, 2006

Here’s a few from my days in Malawi.

Blantyre, Malawi. Not much there, but a nice hostel (Doogles) and a decent town to pick up supplies and visit the bank.

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Me sporting my new hairdo on a little truck with 20 other people.
The beach at Cape Maclear, on lake Malawi.
The fresh water snails that harbor the dreaded Schistosomiasis flukes.
The village
A cool truck replicas made out of bark and leaves.

The voyage on the S.S. Ilala from Monkey Bay to Nkata Bay.
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The S.S. Ilala, a ship that has been chugging up and down the Lake Malawi for over 50 years. It is the only link to some villages along the lake shore.
The top deck where I made my bed at night.
Sunset of course.
The villagers come out in full force when the Ilala pulls in. It generally brings supplies, family, and friends.
The motorized boats ferry the people and supplies to and from shore. The little dug out boats are the locals form of transport.

Nkata Bay, Lake Malawi
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The view from the backpacker. A little village at the waters edge.
The main lodge.
The beach
Washing day.

Lilongwe, the capital. I didn’t do much, but this was a picture of the prison that was right below my window in a not quite 1 star hotel. You can tell your not in a good neighborhood when your neighbors are convicts.

Photos, photos, photos

Thursday, November 9th, 2006

yumMaputo bummingMaputo, Mozambique and basically what I did for 5 days.

The Best thing in Tofo Beach.

This is taking too long for the photos. Will have to wait. Sorry.

Malawi, back to the boats.

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Let’s see. I don’t know where I left off as I am using a terminal as a word processor so I can cut down on the computer/internet costs. Pretty smart huh? Well, I think I was in ... [Continue reading this entry]

New Gleanings from the road.

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Outies are more popular than innies. Belly buttons I am talking. The ladies wear a colorful wrap that they wrap around themselves to make a sort of long dress. The fabric is silk like with colorful prints. They ... [Continue reading this entry]

Malawi transportation and lodging costs

Thursday, November 9th, 2006
Blantyre to Monkey Bay $570K bus Monkey Bay to Cape Maclear $150K truck Fat Monkeys Backpackers $450K camping Cape Maclear to Monkey Bay $150K truck Illala Village Lodge $1200K room Monkey Bay to Nkata Bay $7910K Ilala Ferry Ilala Ferry included 1st class deck Ngala Backpackers $420K camping Nkata Bay to Mzuzu $240K mini-bus Flame Tree B&B $500K camping Mzuzu to Lilongwe $950K bus Lilongwe Lodge $700K ... [Continue reading this entry]

Traveling stats Durban, South Africa to Malawi Border via Mozambique and Swaziland.

Monday, October 30th, 2006
Durban to Richards Bay $95R Greyhound Richards Bay to Kwambonambi Free Pickup by hostel Cuckoo’s Nest Backpackers $50R camping Kwambonambi to Mtubatuba $15R Truck Mtubatuba to St. Lucia $10R Mini-bus Bib’s Backpackers $45R camping St. Lucia to Mtubatuba $10R Mini-bus Mtubatuba to Mkuze $50R Mini-bus SWAZILAND Mkuze to Golela, Swaziland $50R Mini-bus Golela to Mtata $11R Mini-bus Long ass day!!!! Mtata to Manzini $15R Mini-bus Manzini to ... [Continue reading this entry]