June 16, 2006

Waiting, waiting, waiting…

One of the things travelling overland from Johannesburg to Nairobi is the fact that people in most countries I travelled spend a lot of time waiting: waiting for electricity, to be connected to the water network, waiting for a better future, waiting for that one customer (like the people of the small family hotel in Dar es Salaam where I’m staying). It’s an art. I made this impression of the Lilongwe busstation (capital of Malawi).. Days ago while i waited for a bus up North. And it came… finally after a slight delay of only six hours. And it brought me were I went: overnight mon execllent Malwian roads. By the way: Good news for Malawians in the Lower Shire Valley in the far South of the country: the government is planning to make a canal to connect landlocked Malawi