MALAWI IN PICTURES
We've been in Malawi for a couple months now, moving from place to place. We have finally settled in Zomba, a medium sized Southern town surrounded by mountians. While I haven't been able to do as much photography as I would like, I still have a few images that tell the story of our adventure so far. Some of these you've already seen, but others are new.
Speaking of Ben, he's keeping busy meeting with important religious and political leaders, hiking with his daddy, and bringing safe water to local schools, by teaching health and hygiene, and installing WaterStep water chlorination systems!
The children are just like kids everywhere I've traveled: friendly, very curious about travelers, and always wanting their pictures taken.
Malawi is a very underdeveloped and impoverished country. Therefore, most people cannot afford vehicles and must walk to work, fetch water, and go to the market. On the weekends, festive spirit fills towns and villages as long processions of streamer decorated vehicles honk in celebration of weddings, and women church choirs parade down the streets singing for donations.
Once a month, the Lilongwe Farmers Market allows local and expat artists, farmers, shoppers, and vendors to mingle, shop, and eat. You can read about it here, and some cool acrobatics by a brazillion jujitsu team, in our Lilongwe Farmers Market article.
Traveling in Malawi is difficult, especially without a 4X4, as only the roads between populations centers are paved. Poor vehicle maintenance, terrible driving practices, and mini-bus driver fatigue makes driving the single most dangerous activity in Malawi. However, the scenery is incredible. In some parts it reminds me of Arizona and others Costa Rica. Scrub brush and rocky alcoves give way to cloud swept jungle vistas teaming with monkeys. If you want to read more about driving in Malawi please read our On The Road Again Article.