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... for a while they discounted to MK 4,500 but we insisted that we were not going to pay more than MK 800. We started walking away telling them that there was no way that we could pay this amount and that we were either going to hitchhike or just stay in Monkey Bay.
While walking away they came to us and told us to go right now for MK 2,000 but we kept on walking. Then a local guy in a full pickup truck passed by so I approached him and asked him if he ...
... grilling us on different words. She then made a test for us- we scored 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 out to dinner to "Palm Beach", a resort that's run by a dynamo South African woman named Rita and her husband ...
... home. Another thing that I found out is that you can only withdraw a maximum of $120 at a time because the currency is approximately 350:1 and the highest denomination is 1000 MKW bills. Add the fact that you also can only withdraw 2 times per day before having your card flagged made managing the money situation a little more difficult.
Getting to Cape Maclear
Getting to Cape Maclear was also more of a mission than anticipated. At the road block at Liwonde ...
... away from the noise of the city or the bus terminus. The morning was spent in Monkey Bay, a short stretch of Main Road where we sought out supplies and cash. Word according to the backpackers coming south is that cash isn't readily available on the island and the following towns we're headed to. There are two ATMs in Monkey Bay, one of which doesn't recognize our cards, the other is down due to a power failure.
We spent the early ...
... beach where I moor has a significant number of dead fish floating around ominously - the Malawians blame an insidious plot by the Mozambiquans to poison the water. My theory is that no one is innocent. On the way back a minor storm blows up, and frantic bailing is in order in the middle of the channel, but with luck and a cut off jerry-can I survive and treat myself to a cosmopolitan and a sunset secure in my masculinity.
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