I bless the rains down in Africa
Trip Start Feb 01, 2007
27Trip End May 30, 2007
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Malawi is a beautiful country with helpful and friendly people. The first week of our biking in Malawi it rained on us quite a bit. So I had that dumb Toto song stuck in my head and now it's stuck in all of you'rs. Ha. We decided to take the north/south road that goes along the lake shore instead of the highway linking the main cities. It was a great road with almost zero traffic so coming back up to the bussle of a big city has been a bit of a change.
Along that road we got to meet a lot of Malawians living day to day. There are some obvious differences from Tanzania to Malawi. The most obvious is there are a lot more children in Malawi
Other stories behind the pictures. As we were biking along I got a strong smell as if someone just opened a new bag of rubber bands. Ah ha, rubber tree farms! Cool! Kids were on the side of the road bouncing balls of all shapes to sell. We though that a logging road would be a secluded spot for a snack, but alas got a crowd making us small rubber balls as we ate. They are very much like a rubber band ball, but a bit less processed. It looks as if they cut a line in a tree and put a collection cup at the bottom. The kids make the balls from the drippings that the cuts make.
We are heading now for Zambia where the tour book says "If you enjoy a raw edge and a genuine Africa with few tourists, Zambia will be the place you're looking for." At least we've worked up some tolerance for "raw edge" here in Malawi!