Preparing for Bad Taste

Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
Trip End May 01, 2013

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Up at 4.30am due to the loud packing up of tents from another truck!!!!

We had brekky and marvelled at how last nights drama was glossed over as if 23 people hadn't almost had a heart attack. Some people are just not made for Overlanding where consideration should be afforded to your fellow travellers.

We hit the road to Mzuzu after drawing names from a hat to determine who we bought the Bad Taste Party costumes for. Upon arrival at the market we were spoilt for choice with fancy dress disasters; sequined jumpsuits, Dynasty shoulder pads, shimmering frocks and glittering two-pieces. We all made our purchases, bought salad stuff for dinner and arrived at Kande Beach in next to no time as Pete was driving like a man possessed!Kande Beach - what a pleasant surprise. Miles of sandy beaches and the calm warm water of Lake Malawi on our doorstep - and a bar with table football, ping pong, and pool. Yes!

Vikki reminded me that we had been one of the lucky few to win our stay in a beach Banda and so upgraded fairly cheaply to a chalet by the sea - tucked away in welcoming shade with a wonderful view out over the lake.

We grabbed a beer and Paula did her bit with cook group, preparing a well needed fresh green salad and sweet potato salad. We then undid all that goodness by adjourning to the well stocked, and very reasonably priced, bar to talk rubbish for a couple of hours.

Alun and a guy dressed as a leopard from another truck had a 'big cat face-off' with Alun proclaiming himself 'A tiger..Raaahhh' and then they had an altercation about whether the Australian or British customs were the worst. All a bit weird. After a few more of Aluns stories we became strangely weary and headed off to bed.
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annewardell on

I'd be very disappointed if the Brits weren't worst!! Xxxx

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