November 10, 2011 | Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Iringa, Tanzania
Day #9- Another looooong drive day, tents down before sunrise and back up after sunset. Today’s twisting, narrow, mountain roads have brought us to a campsite called The Old Farmhouse, it is adorable! No power or electricity, but it is clean and cozy (as far as we can tell in the dark). The showers are warm, heated by a delicious smelling, steamy wood-stove and the ‘long-drop’ toilets are lit by flickering tapered candles; an ambiance I have certainly never encountered in an outhouse! The only downside…. It is FREEZING! After roasting in the Dar es Salaam heat the past two days, I literally cannot stop shivering. Lucky for me, I have brought a ‘Canada’ sleeping bag so I stay somewhat warm through the night, others not so much =(
November 11, 2011 | Iringa, Tanzania to Chitimba Malawi
Day #10- I honestly don’t remember much about this day, which means most of it was probably spent on the truck again. We crossed the border into Malawi (obviously) and arrived at Lake Malawi. We are staying overnight in another beautiful campsite nestled into the mountains, called Hakuna Matata Campsite. And would you believe it, they have a free power outlet. I wish I would have taken a picture! There was power-bar, after power-bar plugged into this one poor socket as everybody desperately tried to charge their electronics. Ryan, Ruth and I sat on the steps with our laptops, well, on our laps and try to edit in between power outages. It is quite a funny picture now, but I assure you at the time nerves were beginning to fray and it may have called for our first drink in Africa.
The gorgeous Lake Malawi..
Below is what mealtime around the trucks look like! And yes, we have basically ever meal at the truck.
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