Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween in Chitipa

We had a big Halloween party in the north of Malawi - Chitipa. For me it was a 3-day trip but I saw a lot of different terrain and scenery.
It's amazing how similar Malawi is to parts of the western US like New Mexico and northern California.

At the higher elevations there were pine trees and lumbering. All the work is done by hand - including sawing the boards! That tent-like structure on the left side of the photo is someones house.
Some more housing of lumber workers. Probably a lot of these people live somewhere else and come here to work for periods of time.

Hand-sawed lumber stacked to dry.

Here is one of the mini-buses I rode in. It is actually a lot more beat up than it appears.

This is a scenic view of Lake Malawi from high up.

The party started at a Peace Corps volunteer's house and then moved to the home of 2 VOS volunteers from Britain. VOS is the British version of Peace Corps.

There were some very creative costumes - remember Ziggy Stardust?

Eat, drink and be merry. Sometimes we just have to escape from Malawi.

Great fun was had by all.

Except grandmaw!

Here I am as Blake Fielder-Civil with my ex, Amy Winehouse.



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