Travel Blogs from Mangochi, Malawi

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A dose of Bilharzia, Cape McClear, Malawi travel blog

A dose of Bilharzia

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... past mile after mile of maize. We also had a long spell driving along the side of Lake Malombe before we eventually got to Mangochi where we met an interesting character named Keith. Despite the fact he was from Manchester I had a really good chat with ...

Monkey Bay to Cuamba, Cuamba, Mozambique travel blog

Monkey Bay to Cuamba

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... only left after he had his obligatory six cups of coffee, a joint or three and 10 saffris. We headed back to the town of Mangochi to fill up with gas, check the internet and buy the last of our provisions before heading out into what Wingate loved to call ...

Blantyre to Monkey Bay, Monkey Bay, Malawi travel blog

Blantyre to Monkey Bay

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... Malawi, but the weather was awful and the experience similar to the one I've just completed.  So I traveled down the length of Malawi and it's still pissing cats and dogs.  I think I will chill out here at Doogles Bar and Campsite and check out ...

Bribery, Corruption and the Lake of Stars, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Bribery, Corruption and the Lake of Stars

A travel blog entry by afrikanskies

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... it into Malawi proper, there was a good vibe and the people were really friendly. The various delays of the day meant that reaching Mangochi, the site of the Lake of Stars Music Festival, was going to be an impossible task. Instead we pitched up for the ...

Mangochi, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Mangochi

A travel blog entry by riiki

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... Dus een klein obscuur kamertje met een shared toilet en shower: smierig ! Maar ach ik wil maar 1 nacht blijven. Ik bezoek in Mangochi het museum, de Shire River, het monument Victoria Tower met the Gun (check Gwendoline en lake Malawi of Lake Niassa op ...

Last full day in Lilongwe and project visits, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Last full day in Lilongwe and project visits

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... Clinic run by Cephas Chapamba and his wife Patricia.  We have become more and more brave driving by ourselves on Malawi roads.   Driving an ambulance has been a great advantage.  There are occasional police roadblocks who check for ...

First Day of the FOT, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

First Day of the FOT

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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Today is the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles.  The weather, scenery and atmosphere out at Lake Malawi are idyllic. The morning is free and there is no service until 2:30 pm so we have time to relax and enjoy the resort.  In the morning ...

Our days in Malawi moving along..., Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Our days in Malawi moving along...

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... nbsp; We held another LifeNets meeting to discuss the prioritization of projects, scholarships and assessment of what we do here in Malawi.  We are putting more responsibility on the board here in being decision-makers not only in how our ...

Last full day in Malawi, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Last full day in Malawi

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... complete success.  We feel that we know most of the people by their first and last names from our four Festival visits to Malawi since 2003.  We have also visited this country in 2000 and 2001 and Zimbabwe in 1996.  Africa has captured a ...

Horray, horray, it’s a holi-holiday!, Mvuu, Malawi travel blog

Horray, horray, it’s a holi-holiday!

A travel blog entry by fehs_geog

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At the Nkopola Lodge, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

At the Nkopola Lodge

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... her reported her to the police who came and wanted to deport her!  There are Zimbabwe refugees coming over to Malawi from the terrible economic conditions and the government is deporting them. The situation was sorted out when Kudawashe was able to ...

The long trip south, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

The long trip south

A travel blog entry by kirstyandsye

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... ! It took 9 days altogether: 5 buses 6 taxis 2 matolas 1 25 hour train ride and a 2km walk across the tanzania/malawi border!!! Leaving Karatu was pretty sad. There is such a nice group of people there, both the muzungu's and the tanzanians. I ...

Hakuna Matata!, Mvuu, Malawi travel blog

Hakuna Matata!

A travel blog entry by fehs_geog

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To Mangochi on Lake Malawi, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

To Mangochi on Lake Malawi

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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Today we spend the greater part of the day travelling from Lilongwe to Monkey Bay in Mangochi Malawi.  Our planning, scheduling could not have been any better.  We are completely convinced that the arrangements for a difficult trip like ...

The Last Supper(s), Ntcheu, Malawi travel blog

The Last Supper(s)

A travel blog entry by pmyers

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Sunday night was wonderful. I had come to miss the Chilopora's very much during our tour in Zambia.   Monday and Tuesday were our last two days in the clinic, our last days at Zabi's, and our last days in Ntcheu and Balaka.   Monday was ...

To Malawi via Truck, Train, Bus, and Bicycle, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

To Malawi via Truck, Train, Bus, and Bicycle

A travel blog entry by virginieandpaul

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From Pemba, the trip to Mangochi in Malawi took 3 days of considerable traveling. It was a lot of fun though, aside from the eye infection that V seems to have picked up, probably due to the dusty roads. I tell you, Virginie has been having a string of ...

Steps for LifeNets registration in Malawi, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Steps for LifeNets registration in Malawi

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... to put all of it into one clip and send it back to them.     We learn that Cephas Chapamba's car broke down in Mangochi on the bad bad dirt road.  Diverson Chonde is going to help tow him in.  It's got to be totally black out ...

The Lake and the Drive, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

The Lake and the Drive

A travel blog entry by pmyers

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It is Thursday morning. Today is a national holiday in Malawi. Reform Day in Malawi was established in 1964 when Malawi converted to a multiparty political system. Since then it has been observed nationally and everyone has the day off.   Due to ...

Too Many Early Starts, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Too Many Early Starts

A travel blog entry by phileasfarx

... of the crowd, standing behind the cabin and hanging on (for dear life at times) to the railings on its roof. We arrived in Mangochi at around 1am, too late in the day to find transport to Lilongwe (where I had hoped to reach today).  The two other ...

First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... normal life chores. It was wonderful seeing everyone at the meeting hall before services. This is our third Feast of Tabernacles in Malawi in four years and we recognize most everyone and know many of the names. Because we work with so many people on ...

Monday, October 9, 2006, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Monday, October 9, 2006

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... from one of the staff at the hotel to go some exercise. It's not just a bike ride, it's an eyeful of local Malawi life. The area is predominantly Muslim. I pass mosque and mosque and madressa. The people are very peaceful and gentle Muslims and very ...

To the Festival site in Mangochi on the Lake, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

To the Festival site in Mangochi on the Lake

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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... of selling their own people for profit to Arabs who shipped them all over the world, including the United States. We got to Mangochi mid-afternoon and settled in. We are very happy with our accommodations at the Nkopola Lodge. We have a nice round ...

Mvuu Lodge Camp, Liwonde National Park, Malawi travel blog

Mvuu Lodge Camp

A travel blog entry by carlos.quijano

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... comer but soon lost interest.  Carlos followed it all they way to the river.  This is the kind on unexpected happenings that makes parks interesting. Today we are off to Lake Malawi once again.  This time Monkey Bay and Cape Maclear. ...

across the border, Cuamba, Mozambique travel blog

across the border

A travel blog entry by seangreif

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... legs and i hopped straight onto a minibus which after a 2 long delay/minibus changes in blantyre and zomba ended me up in Mangochi. i arrived after dark and hadnt a clue where to stay because i had hoped to make mozambique but some locals advised me on a ...

One last stop before Mozambique, Mbalula, Malawi travel blog

One last stop before Mozambique

A travel blog entry by travelwithjorg

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... a lot of energy and because I forgot my t-shirt in Zomba I would meet with Caroline (American girl who I met in Zomba) in Mangochi where she could give me the shirt. Because it was a bit late and I didn't really felt like traveling a lot I ...

Sunday, October 8, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Sunday, October 8

A travel blog entry by victorkubik

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Today we broke another record in Malawi UCG history. Yesterday the attendance was 137. Today it grew to 141. The meeting hall is filled to capacity and the four air conditioners are working at full capacity, but it's still hard to give a sermon with a ...

Lake of Stars, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Lake of Stars

A travel blog entry by sarahgapyear

... getting there early Saturday to set up out tents at a friend's cottage and leaving Sunday afternoon. It wasn't very nice getting down to Mangochi as we had 2 big rucksacks, 3 tents, 2 small rucksacks, food and two mattresses in the back of a 4x4. We had ...

Liwonde National Park, Liwonde, Malawi travel blog

Liwonde National Park

A travel blog entry by amykclancy

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Last weekend I decided to take some new volunteers (they are stationed in Nkhoma until the end of September) to Liwonde National Park.  I had been there before but I had heard so much about this other (more budget) lodge so I thought I would ...

English class, dance moves and wildlife encounters, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

English class, dance moves and wildlife encounters

A travel blog entry by sarah85

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This morning Shayla and I went next door to the school and sat in on an English class. We were honorary members of one of the Form 3 classes- 61 kids aged around 15. They were all really well behaved and shared the limited number of books to read a short ...

Chichewa lessons, Mangochi, Malawi travel blog

Chichewa lessons

A travel blog entry by sarah85

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... 8/10 which I thought was pretty good! Shayla's a little worried that it might effect her entrance to Harvard. Nad joined us in Mangochi today- she's come to stay for about a week. We've the whole volunteer gang together now! This evening we all went ...

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