Last Saturday, Jordan, Ben, and I went on safari at the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Chikwawa, Malawi. We brought our friend Idana (who drove for us) and his son Timothy, who is seven years old. It was Timothy's first safari and I gave him my iPhone so he could take pictures. The results were awesome! Take a look!
Moni nonse! Did you know that Chichewa, the national language of Malawi, is spoken by over 12 million people across four countries? I've been taking private Chichewa lessons for a month now and I wanted to do a post to talk about my progress and share some of my favorite words and phrases! For friends and family coming to visit, start studying!!
Check out one of our FAVORITE things to do in Lilongwe: the Lilongwe Farmers Market!! Held on the last Saturday of each month from 7:00am-1:00pm, the market is the place to go to meet other expats, buy locally farmed produce, handmade crafts, and other locally sourced and produced goods! We loved our time there and we will definitely be going again once we get back to Lilongwe!
If you want to read more about our adventures traveling around Malawi, this post is for you! In it, I share a map that tracks our driving routes and I talk a bit about what it's like to travel around the country. How far is it from Lilongwe to Zomba? Is it safe to drive at night? Do the police take bribes? Find out here!
In this week's episode of "Be Anchored", Jordan and I were thrilled to celebrate the marriage of our dear friends Mark and Anne. We took a roadtrip up to Hamilton in upstate New York and had a fabulous time with our South Bend friends celebrating the love of this wonderful couple! Take a look out this amazing outdoor wedding!
On our way back from the wedding in Hamilton, NY, we made two super fun stops! First, we had some chicken wings in Buffalo at the Anchor Bar, the original home of the buffalo chicken wing! From there we drove up to Niagara Falls State Park to see the Falls! It was totally worth it to be able to get out of the car, stretch out legs, and see something new on our roadtrip adventure!
This past weekend we had a little adventure! We took a roadtrip to Hamilton in upstate NY to celebrate the wedding of our friends Mark and Anne. We had a fun time wandering the farmers market, having lunch downtown, finding vistas, and we even had the energy to make a few stops on the way back in Buffalo and Niagara Falls!
In May, Banjo and Emily traveled to Groton, CT with Grandma Julie and Grandpa Mike to spend the week with Uncle Jason, Auntie Terinna, and cousin Thea. We also got to see a lot of my dad's family to celebrate the graduation of my cousin Jake for the Coast Guard Academy. Our family truly is our anchor--in this case literal anchors as we celebrate the careers of a Navy and a Coast Guard man!
In February 2017, I traveled with the group Malawi Matters to the Central Region of Malawi. This was a very short trip and most of it was spent in a car, but I wanted to share some great photos from my time traveling around the beautiful countryside of Malawi!