Sunday, May 27, 2012

Things we see as we drive

These are just some of the typical sights we see as we drive between Blantyre and Lilongwe.   There is a lot of bicycles and people walking.  We have to be so careful as there is generally no shoulder on the road and they don't always watch for vehicles.    We see a lot of vendors and can generally get some really good deals for vegetables and fruit when we are in the rural areas.  We got a dozen natjes (mandarin oranges) for about 50 cents and a plastic bag full of eggplants for about a dollar.   
This is the season for harvesting the maize so we see a lot of that being transported and sold.  
The grass is very long now and they do try and clear the sides of the road and that is done with slashers and then it is often burned as well.  Lots of smoke will be in the air for the next few months. 

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