Blogs from Blantyre, Southern, Malawi, Africa - page 8


Africa » Malawi » Southern » Blantyre January 29th 2006

the reason we are still here is that pauls ear is not better yet. We were all packed up ready to go this morning when he informs me that his ear hurts and is leaking. so off to the doctor we go. Doctor prescribs paul some ear drops and penicillin. we get back to the hotel (about 3 blocks) and we read the ingredients in the meds and first and foremost they say don#t mix with penicillin and the other says if your allergic to penicillin don#t take this. So, I sent paul back to the doc for a new script, and i made breakfast. One huge mango with one huge avocado, bread and boiled egg. alas, another day in the life of paul and lucienne. so we decided to stay put at least for one ... read more

Africa » Malawi » Southern » Blantyre January 25th 2006

Where do I begin? We left the beautiful isle of Ilha on monday morning despite what our house mom told us todo, which was to leave the next day.... to hopefully arriv ein Nampula by mid after noon. Well, the first mode of transport was an open back truck... yes mom I was riding in the back of a pick up on the wasn't at all comfertable until someone decided to load a matteress on board as well as the 17 people. WE had the good seat, on the matteress. That truck dropped at the half way point where we jumped off had a fanta or two and hopped on to another truck, please note that the temps were prob about 35 at least and in the late morning sun it was bloody hot!. The ... read more

Africa » Malawi » Southern » Blantyre November 15th 2005

Some photos of Blantyre.... and Mangochi... read more
Me and Melanie's room...
Another view... I'm sure you're pretty "wowed"...
The gardens at the Ryalls

Africa » Malawi » Southern » Blantyre November 14th 2005

The very first diary entry... Dear friends, this is the very first post of the little world tour that Helene and myself is undertaking. Facts about Blantyre and Malawi As you may be aware, Helene and our friend Astrid, both medicine students, left Sydney (where we are studying) on 22 October 2005, destination Blantyre, Malawi, Africa. I left Sydney on 9 November, and caught up with the girls in Blantyre on the 10th. Blantyre is a city of about 5-600 000 inhabitants and is the so-called commercial centre of Malawi. Named after the birth place of David Livingstone in Scotland, it used to be the capital, however, this changed, and the capital is now Lilongwe, which is also the biggest city. Being one of the world's poorest countries, Malawi is about to experience a hunger crisis ... read more
Astrid buying stuff

Africa » Malawi » Southern » Blantyre October 25th 2005

Ok so just in case you are kinda wondering why I'm posting this stuff it's cause we had VERY slow connection in Malawi so I decided to wait before posting the stuff I wrote... which I am doing now in Dubai. More pics to come!!!! Oct.24 - Wow. Where to begin. Since I left Montreal my life has been quite a sleepless adventurous daze. I was hoping to be able to post up pictures and thoughts every day during this trip, but that seems to be more and more unlikely…. I haven’t been able to connect my laptop to the Internet and I haven’t had the time to make it to an Internet café. Actually, I haven’t even been able to call anyone since I left Montreal. It’s quite frustrating; I feel like I have to ... read more

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