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Mon premier week-end à Blantyre était génial! Je vous en dirais plus bientôt!
My first week-end in Blantyre was great! I'll tell you more shortly!
Well, after many hours of traveling and a night in Johannesburg I arrived in Blantyre on Friday night. Somehow my arrival times got mixed up, so had to get a taxi into the lodge. Got reacquainted with the sights, sounds and smells of Africa again real quick. Saturday morning off out to Mikolongwe to begin work. The first task was the capture as …
... connecting the vineyards to the farmhouse and that to the labourers cottages. The lake was a welcoming sight. As we reached the lake the greens became brighter, browns less obvious in the lush landscape. The baobabs towered over the little grass and mud huts.
Our arrival at Monkey Bay shortly before nightfall brought us to the conclusion that the trip, although unpleasant, was definitely worth it. Less than a kilometer walk from where the ...
... afternoon we drive back down to stay in Blantyre, the biggest city in Malawi! We meet a nice local mechanic who fixes a couple problems with the kombi and who we end up drinking with at the local bar called Doogles which is also our camp spot whilst we're in town!
Over the next few days we head further south (almost to the border with Mozambique) to stay in the tea district. It was rainy when we arrived, the first rain we've felt/seen in about 5 months! But it was ...
... and continued blatantly lying to our faces. He said he would get the rest of the money back before we returned 3 days later.
Hiking Mt. Mulanje
After dealing with the shena****ns for Reckson/Ramson, we started our journey around and atop Mt. Mulanje. We were lead by our guide Ramson and our porter Geoffrey who carried a bag that James and I consolidated our essential gear into (food, sleeping bags, cooking gear ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking