Alison Case (Mountain Goat), Brad Davis (Pod Daddy), Lena Widman (Snail Killer) Christine Honer (Abbrevs) Kaity Lazet (PB Coco, House Mama), Gretchen Augustine (Grand-Dad)
Weekend in Zomba
Transport: Minibus driver Alex drove us for 85,000 kwacha (he was kind of weird about pricess …) vs. Collins!
Lodging: Trout farm — $8/night choice. Bring TP!
Hiking: “Boneface” (Boniface) a local guide at Trout Farm. He charges 500 kwacha per head, very reasonable. You can try to go on the path on your own, but it’s nice to have a guide. Leave early (7 a.m.) from Blantyre so you can do the whole loop (we only did part of it). Hike down potato path next day — Boneface will guide.
Food: Bring a picnic for hiking (tomatoes, chips, PB, apples). Eat fancy dinner at Sunbird — great sunset! Also bring PB and fruit for breakfast. Trout Farm has 500 kwacha Ricoffey and bread in a.m. Eat lunch at Casa Rosa after hiking down potato path the next day.
Timeline: We left at 9 a.m. Sat from Blantyre. Arrived around 10:45. We hiked a 4-hour mini loop catching two waterfalls and two overlooks. Leave earlier to do a full loop. Left after hiking down on Sunday — 2 p.m. — home before 4 p.m. Sunday.
Heba Mahmoud, Lizzy Boes, Brent Keaner, Wesam Agha, Lucan Chatterly, Erika Phelps Nishiguchi, Shaina Parks, Katie LaRusso
Outdoor Fun in the Sun
Cara, Gina, Sandra, Chris, Ashley, Lily, Danika
Making the most of your time in Malawi
Erika Phelps Nishiguchi
I overlapped with all three groups since I was here for research in addition to clinical rotation. I observed some of what worked (and didn’t) for others, and tried a lot out on my own. Here are some suggestions: