After 36 hours of being awake we finally awoke from the best 10 hours sleep of our life. We then had a relaxed breakfast of baked beans, sausages, omelette and pancakes. After the coach finally, finally arrived we got on our way to the village tailed all the way by a procession of African children collected from the villages we drove through. Road or roller coaster? Was the question of the day. After several 45 degree tilts we arrived. The Welcome was incredible filled with dancing, singing and smiling faces rendering us speechless. The accommodation is better than we thought with everyone settling and the girl's making their room a mess. The whole village came together for our welcome lunch, the food was amazing.
But the culture difference is a shock due to obvious patriarchal influence, and absences of normalities to us in a western society. After lunch we performed our block buster rendition of don't stop me now featuring life changing air guitar solos from Tom and Corey and the highest pitch you will ever hear don't stop me now sung. The locals outshone is completely with their Malawian songs, which we all joined in on with our brilliant dancing. We played with the kids, teaching them all the different ways to do a handshake. cards is becoming a common theme throughout, with every bit of spare time being filled with Spoons and irish snap (which Corey cannot play).
Anu fell in the toilet (nearly)(unfortunately). We are writing this blog entry post dinner, unable to move, due to the amount of nice food we had. Now we're going to bed, anxious to start project work tomorrow.
Anu, Corey and Rachel
question: what did Tom name the Lizard?
hint - it's a famous South African