Sunday, May 9
Lilongwe, Malawi - Chipata, Zambia
A million ants have decided to make my room home. The expression ‘ants in your pants’ now has new meaning for me.
It is time to leave Malawi and head west. Malawi has been an excellent experience. Tomorrow Bjorn and I are due to appear in both ‘The Nation’ and ‘Malawi Daily Times’ newspapers. We have enjoyed national coverage on TV, radio and in the papers, and yesterday’s trip to the refugee camp will stay in the memory for many years to come.
I part With 100 dollars in return for two Zambian visas at the Mchinji border post, Bjorn Exchanges his remaining Malawian Kwacha and we are on our way to Chipata, the first sizeable town after the border.
The town feels noticeably more affluent than much of Malawi and our night’s accommodation is the most expensive to date. I guess that is a sign that we are edging ever closer to South Africa.
We watch Chelsea annihilate Wigan 8-0 to win the Premier League in our local bar together with some good humoured Zambians.