Monday, August 13, 2012

Fantastically Fun Fourth

A bit late, but wanted to share a few photos from my Independence week extravaganza.  A large PC event was organized, which was conveniently located about as far from my house as humanly possible and still be in the same country.  SMF and I decided it would be a great opportunity to make a few guest appearances at several friend's houses along the way.   We spent a few lovely days at the lake, learned to golf, ate great food, got good and carsick, and spent several transports with livestock on my lap or hair.  
 Never a boring moment in Malawi!  

We all did our best to pretend we weren't
freezing to death at the lake
Made spaghetti one night, but no tupperware in sight.
Next best solution was to put it in a grocery bag and
hang by a hook on the door.  Made delicious spaghetti and eggs for breakfast!

Learning how to beat the hell
out of a golf ball

Travel breakfast?  
Shrimp ramen + cheese ramen+ 
hardboiled egg+
peanut butter toast + tea

= stomach ache

Peace Corps Volunteers displaying our Independence 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Do a little dance

The Gule Wamkulu is a ritual dance practiced by the Chewa tribe in Malawi, Zambia, and Mozambique. The dance accompanies initiation ceremonies of young men into adulthood, but it is also performed at weddings, funerals, and then installation of chiefs. On these occassion, the dancers wear costumes and masks made of wood, straw and other materials, expressing a great variety of characters, which represent forms of behaviour as a way to teach moral and social values. 
(Info stolen from
Still working on getting my videos posted.  I'm pretty sure its just not going to happen until I get back to the states.*

*this was an older post that, sure enough, had to be delayed until I returned back to American internet