A weekend of chilling and shoppin, well bartering
Trip Start Jul 11, 2009
144Trip End Jun 10, 2010
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spent the day on friday driving down further south to Kande beach, arived after stopng off to get the shopping for the cooks to get over the weekend, i cooked sunday though we didnt have to main, i'll explaion!!
we first bought fancy dressed outfits, (2nd hand chairty clothes imported in) for the houseboat party on the lake in Zambia next weekend), then we drove via a curio market too to start lookign at the souvenirs, the most famous souvenirs of Malawi are the wooden chairs and tables, they are pretty cool, and i bought a mini chair dont ask howim getin it home, cos in aus apparently you cant get wooden products in so im working out a plan, i also bought some jewellry too, you cant go worng with jewellery!!
we then arrived at Kande beach and in Malawi you can trade your items for things so i got rid of old mags and a book, a phone charger as had phone stolen pretty pointless to keep!!! a scarf never worn, and bought a wooden globe yep heavy too working on how to get that home too!!!
on sat though had first day of cooking, done all the other jobs, truckie claning out the truck after journeys, security makeing sure truck is locked up, cleaning after cooking, but never cooking
the food is great on truck so many veggies and brerkkies are good too we cooked pancakes aturday, but sat we didnt have to cook the main part of the meal, we had a pig roast which had been cooking all day on the spit!!
it was amzing because it had been cooking all day on the spit, one of the m,embers of our truck Bill who is an aussie who had lived on the farm kiled the pig in front of the vilage ealry sat mornign, moses the tour leader and mugs the driver watched it cook all day turning it every 10
we prepared veggies
the weekend had peeps horsewriding and fishing, though we also went ot a village meal, to me though the villagers were aksing for your money al the time when they could they were tbh they truly were it was so stouristy it wasnt nice they literaly were on your case all the time, this village was one of the richest villages id seen they lived in brick houses not mud huts and the chief of the village lived in a four bed bungalow bricked, more money really!
literally thogh 4 overland trucks in the weekend the people must have loved it!!! i found it so patronising and also the kids they would ask your name and then ask to have your bracelt i didnt get any of that in uganda at all, they were lovely kids, and the village meal wasnt the same to me as it was to me in uganda
but one of the truckers Jen on borad voulnteered down south in monkey bay in Malawi and said it was totally different to what she expereionced in malawi last year, we just seemed to go to the wrong location sadly
though the beach was lovely no complains there