Internet is slow as molasses here in Lilongwe today but thought I’d see if I could get speed to post an update. Just spent last two days in a hotel restaurant working on reports and things. Haven’t done much touristy at all and ready for a break! So, tomorrow morning I am leaving early on a bus to the Mozambican-Malawian border town of Dedza where I plan to hike up to the top of Dedza Mountain (photo inset shows the view from the summit).
Dedza is Malawi’s “highest” town at an altitude of 1590m and being winter right now in the Southern part of the African continent the night-time temperatures get down to 10 degrees or so. It’s refreshing and brisk and I’m looking forward to a cold beer in a local bar (or maybe some hot chocolate :)) and meeting some interesting people, locals and travellers alike.
On Sunday morning, I’ll then get on a bus from Dedza into Mozambique, stopping at the town of Tete sometime on Sunday afternoon. I hope to catch an overnight bus from there directly to Maputo. I think it could be as long as an 18-20 hour ride.
Wish me luck e uma boa viagem!