- Lilongwe DownOur journey from Tanzania to Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, became a series of challenges – some we chose, others were unexpected trials!
Firstly it took us 7 different transports to cross the border: 4 dalla dallas (minibuses), 1 shared taxi, Posted by silve_lining in Life in a rucksack | May 31, 2015
- Lake MalawiWith only two weeks or so left in Malawi, Marco and I decided to take one last adventure. With a group of friends from Lilongwe, as well as some new friends, we headed to the lake for the weekend. We Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Dec 11, 2014
- Gobble, GobbleThanksgiving!
Yes, the great American holiday of family, friends, food, and football. For the first time in my life, I was without the first of those. Combined with a lack of family and temperatures into the 90s, not to mention having Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Dec 1, 2014
- The Beginning of the EndThis weekend it has really set in that there are only 5 weeks left of my time in Malawi. That is still 20% of my total time here, but it seems so short. A major factor to that is how Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Nov 16, 2014
- Ring BeamWell, since returning from Victoria Falls, the pace of life has very much slowed back down. Before heading out to Zambia, I had fully become content with Neno life. After such a fast paced and busy 10 days on holiday Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Nov 2, 2014
- 15. Surprising LivingstoniaLivingstonia is our next goal. So much about it amazes me – the atrocious road up to the town, the fascinating history, the beautiful stained glass window in the English style church, the modern university and significant hospital, Posted by rhinospin in Two Kiwis in Africa | Oct 27, 2014
- The Adventures of the Golden BeardHey y'all!
With oh so little to do sometimes here in Neno, it would easy to think that I relax, a lot. However, do not find being stir-crazy to be relaxing in the slightest which is why it was a Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Oct 1, 2014
- Malawi: Green, Red, Black and Brown
After 3 days I can, once again, trust a fart.
I remember Billy Connolly talking about not trusting a fart as you get old, but now I know exactly what he means.
I'm not sure where I got sick from. I Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Sep 30, 2014
- 14. Malawi, Nation and LakeI look around me dubiously. On the bare dirt ground in front of several rough brick shelters stand a couple of BBQs and some metal trestles. I inspect the chips on one of the tables with a critical Posted by rhinospin in Two Kiwis in Africa | Sep 29, 2014
- Not all those who wander are lost, but some of them are....As all my worldly possessions get dustier, my jandals get more worn and my memory card hits its limit. I am forced to see Africa not for the lost cause that the world media would have you believe. Not wars, Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Sep 26, 2014
- Sweet Potatoes into Brownies[center][/center]
Thought I would get a short post in since it has been a couple of weeks. Between my last post and now, work has continued to progress on the project. Th Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Sep 24, 2014
- Oh, the Views![center][/center]
The southern half of Malawi is like a peninsula of land, extending deep into Mozambique. Think Florida, surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic. A mining compa Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Sep 12, 2014
- The Road to HELL....oops I mean Lake MalawiOn the road to HELL
It's dark, we wake, breakdown camp and load onto the truck - oh - NO BREAKFAST!!!! That will come later...
Once on the bus I (and most it seems) go right back to sleep! A Posted by Kelly Rose in Here, There and Everywhere | Sep 6, 2014
- A Taste of HomeHello!
After a week of warm weather that made me certain the hot, dry weather of October was coming quickly, I woke up to a pleasant and cool Seattle style fall day this morning. There is even a cool breeze. It Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Aug 30, 2014
- And... We're off!
These are my neighbors. They're awesome and super friendly. We say hi everyday, but I still need to learn their names.
And just like that, it looks like a construction site. We started Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Aug 24, 2014
- Utilizing DowntimeHello again! Hopefully this latest blog finds everyone doing well and enjoying summer, assuming you're in the Northern Hemisphere.
The biggest news here is that we have a floor plan Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Aug 15, 2014
- Mt. Mulanje
Greetings again from sunny Neno, Malawi. After some heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday of last week, the weather has returned to mostly clear skies, sunshine, and beautiful Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Aug 7, 2014
- The Calm Before the Storm, I hopeAs a week, it did not go by slowly, but there were a few days that seemed to crawl along. While I love being able to take the time to explore the surrounding area by foot, I am more than Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Jul 27, 2014
- The First Week in NenoHello from the beautiful rural scene that is Neno. Save from a few short strips of asphalt, the entire district is off tarmac. This has nothing to do with an airport, it's simply a paved road. A friend asked me Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Jul 20, 2014
- Blantyre For a FewI had planned on posting sometime during the past week, but then things got a bit hectic. Besides, I haven't been taking many pictures as we are still settling in and we weren't in Blantyre to necessarily see the sights. Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Jul 12, 2014
- Step 3: Informed consentinformed consent
Consent by a patient to a surgical or medical procedure or participation in a clinical study after achieving an understanding of the relevant medical facts and the risks involved.
Obtaining informed consent is Posted by ellenheinsbroek in Ellen in Malawi | May 27, 2014
- My research So to start from the beginning: pneumonia is a major killer of children worldwide. The World Health Organisation estimates that around 18% of deaths in children under the age of five are due to pneumonia.
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- Welcome!Welcome to my blog!
I'm currently in Malawi for the fieldwork of my PhD on pneumococcal carriage and transmission. I'm based at the Karonga Prevention Study (KPS), a well-established epidemiological research centre in Chilumba, northern Malawi. In the n Posted by ellenheinsbroek in Ellen in Malawi | Mar 29, 2014
- Goodbye MalawiSo in a few hours I'll be at the aiport to take a flight back to Canada. It has been a great time in Malawi and valuable learning experience. To summarize some of the things that I have done / Posted by Analyst in Analyst in Malawi | Apr 5, 2013
- What I have Been Working OnSo if you're been reading my blog you might be thinking "wow this analyst has doesn't actually do any work!" So this post is dedicated to the work I've been doing. The goal of my mandate is to help the Posted by Analyst in Analyst in Malawi | Apr 4, 2013