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
We drive along a big amount of rubber trees, 2 boys sell massive rubber balls. We buy two.
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!!
How many Africans fit in one truck?
The road is getting worse, lots of holes in it.
And again the steering rod is broken.
We straighten the bend ‘spare’rod, with help of the LandRovers Steelconstruction. Strong car!
During the reparation we have a lot of fans.
And we assemble the rod again, good teamwork dad!
After this exercise we can hit the road again!
There are some real African bridges we have to take.
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