We had been told of a great curios market on the way to Mzuzu, and after our quashed attempt to send some carvings home from Monkey Bay, we seized the opportunity to purchase this time round. Malawi was famous for its Makonde carvings, especially their chairs and Karen and I had been on the lookout for some souvenirs for some time. We ran around the market, bargaining prices and searching for our favourite piece and eventually walked away with a nice wooden bowl, some book ends and a beautifully carved table for a little under $80.The next mission was to send it home, and after being held up by the Malawian president once again, we arrived in the commercial centre of Mzuzu around lunchtime. Having been unable to find prices on our previous attempt, we were pleasantly surprised by the shipping costs and it was then only a matter of securely packing our artefacts. This proved more difficult than we expected and after wandering all over town, back and forth to obtain packing materials and then wrapping them in a manner that the postal staff were happy with, we simply had to cross our fingers and hope they arrived home in 1 piece.3 hours later and we emerged from the post office, but by now it was getting too late to make our destination so we agreed to stay in Mzuzu for the night.We found ourselves a place to stay for the night and set up camp at hostel clearly past its prime. The staff were friendly and the food tasty but we were not going to hang around any longer than we had to and were gone first thing in the morning.We spent some more time at the internet and frustratingly trying to sort out Karens tax return that she had submitted prior to leaving the UK. This was an issue that had plagued us for months, and sorting it out by mobile phone in Africa was proving extremely difficult and ridiculously expensive.