Monthly Archives: November 2011

Last Day in Zomba

Data is entered, surveys are scanned, and I’m packing my bags. I’ll be leaving on a jet plane from Lilongwe on Tuesday. Kenya, here I come! Advertisements

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Change of Plans

My original ticket had me leaving Malawi on December, 22 and flying to Holland where I’ll spend Christmas with Joachim and his family. Then, some colleagues and I got funding to do a small project in Kenya and Tanzania next … Continue reading

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South Luangwa NP and Goodbye to Joachim

The day finally came when Joachim had to leave. Actually, it was the night because his flight left Malawi at 2:50am. He’s safely back in Europe, enjoying the actual best beers in the world (not “probably the best beer in … Continue reading

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Bloodsuckers and Satanists

Zambians have been suspicious of our project, to say the least. The main focus of my research has been on Malawians living near the border with Zambia. But because I want to look at trust and economic interactions across ethnic … Continue reading

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Moyo wabwino?

Life hasn’t seemed quite so easy lately. 1. It is so hot I cannot think. So hot. If the fan is not pointed directly at me, I am sweating within a few seconds. It is unbearable to imagine trying to … Continue reading

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