Hello! We have had a busy few days, mostly adventurous days, which has left Dan feeling pretty satisfied I suspect. Today, Sunday, marks our last full day in Blantyre, Malawi, as tomorrow we leave very early (5:30 a.m. Africa time, 1:30 a.m. US time) for the boarder of Mozambique. I'm pretty excited. Everyone keeps telling us that most people speak Portuguese, so it should be an adventure in language at the very least!
On Friday, Nick, Dan and I paired up and were taken to a project about an hour away. A Rotarian has started the Tisunge Heritage Center far out from the main city, which employs village weavers. The project then purchase the work and sells it in a heritage center set up near the village. Some of these weaver have been able to build brick house with tin roofs because of the income they are earning from the opportunity. We had a great day, capped off by another game drive (one can never see too many animals in the wild :)) and a perfect sunset as we drove a twisty-turny road back to Blantyre.
Yesterday we visited Mt. Mulanje.
We drove to the mountain passing through tea estates and a few small villages. As usual, I was trying to make photographs out of the car window as we zipped by! I think I can pretty much teach a course in that by now! We stopped a resort built in the mountain and went on a hike up the moutain. Nick, Steve, Dan and their guide Gift, hiked for most of the afternoon and made it pretty far up the mountain. Here is the view from where I made it too. Not nearly as high as the guys, but still beautiful.