Malawi Roundup

July 10th

A couple more of my favorite photos from Malawi before I move on to Mozambique:

Mount Mulanje

Mount Mulanje — apparently there is a porter race that goes up the face of this giant and down the other side. Amazing!

African transport

A truck that looks like it might just die on the spot from being overloaded: a common sight on roads in southern Africa. The only thing missing from this scene is a goat or a bunch of chickens tied to the top of the heap.

Pretty Malawian Patio

Pretty patio in Malawi. I love the simplicity of the furniture and colors. I want my patio to look like this!

Jack fruit

Jack fruit. I’m not sure what these taste like, unfortunately. But I can tell you their seeds mold within days. You take a walk around these trees and there are hundreds of furry little seeds at your feet growing like petri dishes.

Grilled fish, head and all

I did, however, get a chance to eat this baby. And a few others. I love grilled fish with lime.

Lujeri Clinic

The Lujeri Tea Estate has a pretty remarkable health care system for their employees. They have 60 births a week at their five clinics. I think this must be one of the highest fertility rates in the world. I was impressed with the cleanliness and access to service they provide their workers. (It’s win-win. Healthy workers = more tea.)

Showering in Africa

An African shower. Just add hot water to bucket.

African breakfast tray

African breakfast. Mosquito repellent, tea and biscuits (cookies).

Cow camp digs

African lodging. This is the home my friends Ken and Debby built. It is so pretty inside and the thatch roof keep the bush babies away.

Mozambique manana, amigos!

~K

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14 Responses

  1. That patio picture is gorgeous! And, do your friends K & D live there? Very cool! Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

  2. Kelli your photos are beautiful. So glad you got another chance to go. I can’t wait to get home in September.

  3. You’ve gotta try jackfruit! You can get the canned stuff in the US – either the ethnic section in your regular grocery store or in an Asian food store. But the fresh stuff is definitely better, as long as it hasn’t gone slimy already!

    Mosquito repellent for breakfast – yummy . . .

  4. is obstetric fistula a problem in Malawi? I guess it largely depends on the accessibility of care, and isn’t an issue at the tea farm.

    The green thermos-oh the memories- one of my favorite HS teachers had one just like that.

  5. Welcome home Kelli! Your photographs are awesome! No wonder you love Africa. You have brought it to life for me. I still say you should write a book. BTW – the elephant was spectacular and the hoppo pretty awesome. The trees, flowers and mountains are gorgeous, the food interesting, but my very favorites are your shots of the children.

  6. What do your friends do over there? I love the house they live in. Are they staying there forever?

    Love the photos.

    Gill from Canada

  7. That fish looks delicious. The patio is gorgeous. I think I’m going to put that shot in my inspiration folder!

  8. Catron July 10, 2008

    Kelli,
    I have loved reading your blog! I got to you through Ali’s page (Ali2Africa). Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that you should definitely try jack fruit the next time you get a chance. I have been living in Brazil and it is high up on my list of yummy tropical very large fruits. What an amazing adventure.
    –Catron

  9. Beautiful photos. Loved the ones below of the hippos too. Thanks for sharing, can’t wait for more.

  10. I love the patio. I could sit in the sofa with a drink and a book for a good few hours. The clinic provides more services than mine does!

  11. Your pictures are wonderful!

  12. Hello! I just stumbled onto your blog and I love it. Thank you for letting me enjoy a wonderful little traveling interlude via computer. I’m in good ole Texas, USA, in a small town where nothing much happens, heh. I used to blog myself but I’ve made some major life-changes recently and haven’t gotten organized enough to start back blogging yet. Perhaps I will in the future but right now I’m just working a lot, as a nurse in a long-term ICU, and knitting in my spare time—just finishing up a pair of socks for my boss’s wife. (I know where my bread and butter comes from, heh!) Now I’m playing with a “patchwork” knitting technique where you knit shapes onto each other instead of knitting them separately & sewing them together. (Great way to use my stash of scraps.) Anyhoo, I’ll be checking your blog frequently to see those lovely pictures. Take care–Bo

  13. wow!! what an amazing place. I am enjoying your pictures soo much. :o)

  14. The Jackfruit looks very nice. I think Malawi people can grow many more jackfruit tree.i Think the soil and climate is suitable for that

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