October 18th – day 119

Thursday 18th october

Some Malawi facts:

-Estimated 13 million people

-Of whom 46% is younger than15 years.

-80% farms, 3% works in the industrial sector

-In the top 10 of poorest countries worldwide

-One of the most populated countries in Africa.

-65% lives under the poverty line (1USD a day)

-Live expectancy is below 40 years

Inge wakes me at 5 to view the sunrise.

It’s beautiful again

sunset

sunset

fisherman

fisherman

We drive along a big amount of rubber trees, 2 boys sell massive rubber balls. We buy two.

 

rubber

rubber

bal

bal

 

During a shoppingstop, we meet Thomas from Dresden, het is driving now 2,5 months to Cape town on his Honda Transalp. He bought 10 Liters of fuel for 40 USD!!

 

thomas

thomas

 

How many Africans fit in one truck?

laadbak

laadbak

 

The road is getting worse, lots of holes in it.

And again the steering rod is broken.

broken

broken

 

We straighten the bend ‘spare’rod, with help of the LandRovers Steelconstruction. Strong car!

 

bendingrod

bendingrod

During the reparation we have a lot of fans.

Foto Fans

 

And we assemble the rod again, good teamwork dad!

assebling

assebling

ready again

ready again

After this exercise we can hit the road again!

There are some real African bridges we have to take.

african bridge

african bridge

 

At 17:45 we arrive in Salima at Campsite ‘CoolRunings’. A nice place.

Today we did 333km including fixing the steering rod. Good job!

Tomorrow we go for Lilongwe, the current capital.

 

Inge en DJ

 

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