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Feb 20, 2007 - Dar el Salem to Lake Malawi

20th Feb - A big drive day today through the south east of Tanzania, heading for the Malawian border. We drove straight through a national park on the way and saw a beautiful herd of elephants crossing the road. We got into 'The Farmhouse' very late, just missing a spectacular electrical storm. Dinner was unbelievable. The owner was a true country English woman and cooked soup with homemade rolls followed by a roast dinner. 21st Feb - Another drive day. We crossed the Malawian border early in the day then continued south along the shore of...

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Aug 28, 2005 - Malawi wedding

The first impression was good : a soft spoken taxi driver extremly polite at the airport, not pushy, no hassling around, pure politness...we had not seen that for month, if not years. Still he ripped us of a few Kwachas. But politely. As such Lilongwe, the capital, is really really quiet, and moving on to the wedding in Blantyre was rather a relief. Big wedding, hundreds of guests at the party and we welcomed the return of Heloise from Marrackesh who was attending too. The must see of Malawi is the lake, and following the wedding we headed...

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Aug 1, 2005 - Malawi

Giving up Mufasa was like letting your mom throw away your favorite toy. Access to a car adds ease, comfort and safety to developing world travel, however, part of travel involves soaking up the culture: living as the indigenous live and traveling as the indigenous travel. Thus with a heavy heart and a touch of apprehension we returned Mufasa and boarded the bus that would carry us on our 36 hour journey from Johannesburg, South Africa to Blantyre, Malawi. The only weapon against our upcoming experience on this cramped and soon to be...

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Oct 8, 2004 - The cook, the thief.....

Hi Folks, well it's been a while since the last update and you'll be relieved to hear that this update will not be as long as any of the others. The internet here in Blantyre in Malawi is incredibly slow and very expensive - so we'll keep it nice and short. We also can't put up any pictures because we can't find anywhere which will copy our pictures onto disc, so that'll have to wait. Anyway, we last left you in Nairobi after getting back from Uganda and we were about to start the truck tour. Well, we started it the following day, only to...

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