Firstly Merry Christmas (belated) and happy new Year!!!!
I just started to update this and there was a power cut, so here I go again!
We are at Kande Beach, Malawi now and it is excellent!
Since I last updated we have been through Tanzania. We went on a four wheel drive safari through the Crater and it was so cool, we saw heaps of lions and they are just the best! They look so cute and I just wanted to touch them..hee hee. I could watch them for hours. We also saw Vultures circling a kill and then the Hyenas came charging over and took over and claimed the kill as their own, it was excellent. The Crater was beautiful and we had a great time even with our "best lunch ever". There we 4 of us, our new friends Bob and Hayley, and us in one van and we were in hysterics. we weren't allowed to get out and eat our lunch because the Kites would come and steal it from us so we had to eat it inside. It was baking hot and the lunch had gone off and we just couldn't stop laughing. We didn't have any lunch but didn't care, it was just so funny.
After the Crater we went to Dar for a night before we headed to Zanizbar. We didn't bother to upgrade for the night so we pitched out tents, us and Hayley and Bob and during the night there was such a storm that our tents flooded..haha. we were in such a rush to get ready to leave to catch the ferry the next day we have to fly around getting our stuff and ended up putting the tents away wet!! It didn't really matter as our leader had only just gone to bed an hour earlier and over slept! We made it to the ferry and all was good, then it started...It was so hot I had to stand outside the whole way, I was feeling SO sea sick...hee hee.
We spent the first night in Stone Town and spent lots of cash on crafts. We had all decided to do the secret santa for Christmas. I had the Kiwi guy so I bought him a big serving spoon with a bum and boobs!!
When we got back to our room after being out all our stuff had been gone through, luckily nothing was missing but it was all our rooms and also everyone from another truck.
The next day we headed up to the north beaches.
We stayed at this resort and after having a drink decided to go and get into togs for a swim. we went back to the room and thinking nothing of it locked the door, then got changed and went to leave ONLY the door wouldn't open and we were locked in! We had to stand by the window which had bars across it (so we couldn't even climb out) until someone walked past. Half an hour later this guy came to our aid. It was so funny, they had to take the door handle apart to get us out. We were just in hysterics, we then changed rooms.
It is beautiful there, I bought a couple of huge paintings and some carvings.
We relaxed for 4 days and had fun. It rained a lot in the night and early morning but the days were good. Hayley left her T-Shirt out over night and this cat sprayed it. It was so funny, I think it got my sarong too!
We had Christmas Eve there and went out for drinks, I didn't want to drink too much as the ferry ride back was the next day. But I had fun.
We left Xmas day, back to Dar. The ferry was fun and I wasn't Sick..YAY
We had a pig spit for Christmas and then our secret santa pressies. The leader had me and I got a sarong and a whoopee cushion. It is great we all had a lot of fun with that!!
The next day we left for Malawi...back on to the truck after 5 days break.
Malawi is beautiful. The first night we stayed by the lake. We went into the water and then all this boys came over to sell us stuff, they had great "real" names such as Vin Diesel, Kenny G and Mr Smooth Talker. It was funny. Hayley couldn't come in the water as she had to start cooking with her new cooking partner and it ended up taking 4 hours! She was fuming.
We all got so drunk that night on Malawi Gin, it was bad but such a good night. I lost my head torch some where along the way. The next day new Hayley and I couldn't move, we were so sick. Luckily for us we had another night there so ended up laying around all day to recover. Their tent was flooded again this time by an up turned water bottle!
The next day we left for Kande Beach. we stopped at the markets for food and then clothes for out new years dress up party.
I am dressing Robin, the driver. He has a small top and see through mini skirt and I cut the sleeves off the make leg warmers. It's going to be great. I hope I haven't got someting too bad. Hayley has got a dress. Black with long sleeves and a tarten skirt. It looks wool so will be baking hot. We saw it drying on the line. I can't wait for tonight. Hayley is dressing on of the original masters and she has got her a revolting dress that looks miles too big and basically a moo moo dress!
I cooked a curry the other night and the chillis reacted to my skin maybe because of the doxy and my hand was burning for hours. It was so funny, I had to sit with my hand in the disinfectant bowl!
I have bought a chair and will ship it home from Vic Falls along with my other stuff. It's all wooden so hopefully will be okay. The chair is wicked, big but not too big.
We are here for another couple of nights, camping in the sand!!!!!!
Any way Happy New Year to you all and will up date again soon!!!!!!!!!!