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Each Fresh Peak Ascended Teaches Something

Mulanje is my favorite place in Malawi.  I recently hiked up 1300m to the plateau and took a picture from the exact place where I had been 7 months prior.  224 more words

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"Tionana mawa", See you tomorrow

Outside Queen Elizabeth Hospital, we walk along the side of the road toward a collection of minibuses parked outside the Red Cross stop.

Elizabeth, my field worker, exchanges a few words in Chichewa with the mini-bus attendants, and we quickly shuffle into the minibus designated South on the M1 towards Manasi.  1,051 more words

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A tea field day and Malawian wedding crashing

There are thousands of acres of tea estates in Southern and Eastern Malawi, 50 and 120 km away from where we live in Blantyre.  As we travel South even 30 minutes, I can see the drastic transformation in the landscape from dirt and dead brown grass to densely clustered, verdant tea bushes.  610 more words

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Malawian step aerobics class and Madonna visits

This first full week at work has been one where many administrative tasks had to be done before my study could be officially initiated.  At MLW (Malawi-Liverpool-Welcome Trust), this translates into a lot of one-on-one sit down meetings with the departments for orientation and acquiring a physical signature on a sheet of paper.  512 more words

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Wintering in Malawi

After a 40 hour journey, I am finally in Blantyre, Malawi as of 07/05/2017.  The longest portion of the flight was 13 hours from Washington D.C. 925 more words

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Journey to Blantyre, Malawi

From July through September 2017 I will be in Blantyre, Malawi for the research portion of my fellowship.  I wanted to use this blog as a way to keep in touch with and inform people of the goings-on.  714 more words

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