Weekend Adventures

After two busy days in the hospital, we finally had a chance to go exploring. We followed up with our Friday patients on Saturday morning and headed off to Lilongwe. To get there we took a bike taxi in the rain to Namitete, a nearby town, where we packed into a mini bus ranging from 20 to 26 passengers at a time (can you find Kristen in the picture below?). After an hour of traveling, we arrived in Lilongwe ready for shopping and bartering for souvenirs. At one point, we had to cross from one side of the market to the other using the man made bridge pictured below. We were able to enjoy a nice lunch at a restaurant where we sat outside listening to Santa at the nearby bounce house. At the grocery store, we stocked up on food before heading back to our village, Namitondo. When we reached the bike taxi again, the sun had come out and it was a beautiful ride home. We returned to find that there had been no power in the house today so it was good that we were out exploring. The power outage lasted two days. Sunday we were able to enjoy a nice long nature walk before lounging around reading and playing cards. The power returned just in time to make dinner. After resting up today, we are ready to head back to the hospital tomorrow morning to continue making progress with our patients.
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3 thoughts on “Weekend Adventures

  1. You’re doing a fantastic job! Keep up those smiles and know that you’ve got lots of support back home! A shout out to my girl Carolyn! Spread the Love!

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