Arrived back in Basel. To discover that it’s still winterly cold here. I’m living in a fridge…
I enjoyed my 3 week stay in Blantyre, where I surprisingly still feel at home. As if I never left. Even though much has changed.
My own descriptions of Europe sounded faraway and unreal.
But a visit is always short and has a predefined end, so I really don’t know if this would be different if I moved back.
It was beautifully warm and humid.
The crops are looking good and it looks like there will be a good harvest this year.
I spent a lot of time reading and listening to BBC Africa. And driving the 4WD pick-up around BT.
In true chiperoni tradition, I’ve made some snapshots of stuff I found interesting. And I’ve started uploading them to my Flickr account at:
Such as making guava tree leaf tea to soothe an upset stomach. A doctor we met showed us useful herbs. Growing in our own garden. My mom has invited him for a training. Cos like in any big city, this knowledge is disappearing.
I’m currently reading “Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight” by Alexandra Fuller.
Another book that I bought but haven’t started reading yet is “What happens after Mugabe?” by Geoff Hill. That’s an interesting question.