Travel Blogs from Lilongwe
... traveling and living in Africa were a godsend when ignorant, adventure-filled Paul decided to jump off the deep end and take this trip. Either way, he's been kind enough to let me stay in his house while he's away on business, so I have all of the time in the world to write this insanely long blog post and talk about my 8 days in this beautiful country. For the sake of organization, I actually created headings for this post to better divide up ...
First thing we did in Malawi was stop for grocery shopping. Each time we do this a couple people usually go help Charles our cook to get the groceries. My roomie and I were going to help but first ran off to use the loo in the grocery store (which required signing in and getting visitor badges interestingly enough). When we came out we couldn't find Charles anywhere. It turns out the store was closing early because it was a National Holiday ...
... by- today we went to Chez Maky's. Maky is a rasta looking dude who apparently rarely moves from his table at the bar. The bar is a relaxed spot- the girls have already claimed "our corner" so we took our spots on the comfy couches and enjoyed a beer and a Malawian gin- it's really good! We headed back home for dinner; Laura cooked up some tomato pasta. I think this recipe (with a few small variations) will be the staple dinner. At least it's ...
... us to help replace what was gone. He was hoping to have enough left over to get a window or 2 and a door for his house. He has promised to get the staff at Kiboko Hotel to email us a picture of his house when he has it ready to move into.
Attached are pictures of Willy's family, the house he is building, him changing a flat tire on his car/taxi, his scarred leg that he almost lost due to infection in the bone (osteomyelitis) ...
... locals told me that because all the wildlife is being killed off (antelopes etc.) that hyenas have started to enter the city and surrounding villages and attack and kill people as a new food source. Apparatnely they eat your arms etc first in little bits so you take ages to die. What an awful way to die. I heard on the news in Ghana about a boy falling into a pit latrine and drowning in poo but I think I would choose that over being eaten by hyenas. If i had to pick.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service