Sunday, 9 March 2008
Had a very adventurous few weeks, last weekend we went to Cape Maclear on the Lake. it was AMAZING. yes, i most likely now have Bilharzia, but hey, it was too nice not to swim in. hehe spent most of the weekend either sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, boozing or waiting for food. One night it took 2 hours for 8 meals, and in the end i didn't get mine cos it was too late. Malawi time is terrible.
so the best story that i can tell you...
Nsima (the most disgusting and pointless food in the history of the world) is the food that ALL malawians eat. Think semolina, with no taste, and added sand.. then to the extent that you almost vomit at the sight of it, thats how much i hate it.
well last week we went to visit a girl in the village near us. she offered to cook us some Nsima, and we didn't want to offend her by saying no. so i said yes, but only a little. she put it down in front of us and i was nearly sick. she left us sitting in her house, and me and kate just couldn't face it. we had no bag with us, no pockets or anywhere to stash it. so we had no option but to walk home with it in out Bra's. what makes it worse is that when we left to go home we had to give her a hug without her feeling that our bras were full of the food that she had just made for us.
we couldn;t help laughing all the way home, and everyone thought we were mad. i have a picture of the incident but i think i'll leave that one till i'm home!
we nearly bought chicks today at the market. we were so close, but we didn't know what they ate so we didn't in the end. it would have been devestating if one had died. so we are going to wait till after easter and maybe get a few then. so if anyone has any ideas for names let me know!
anyways thats all folks.
......after we went to Mr Paulosi's for lunch, bless the man, he is soo nice, but by goodness was i nearly sick about 10 times trying to shuv the food down my neck. it was Nsima -GADDDDDZZZZ, with pumpkinleaves, groundnuts and LOADS of salt, with a side of goat, yes goat. I.ATE.GOAT. the whole time i was like, there is goat in my mouth, there is goat in y mouth. it was rancid, but he had bought it just for us, along with a fanta each. i felt terrible.