Monday, September 10, 2007

17 Days in the Life of Miss K

Hey All,

You haven't heard much from me lately because I've been on the go. A recent 17 day period in the life of Miss K has included:

- 4 countries (Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi)
- 10 different hotels
- 9 bus rides (shortest - 4 hours, longest - 14)
- 1 train ride (24 hours in a compartment with 5 women that spoke only Swahili)
- and filming for 4 different stories

Lordy, it's time for a rest!

So, I've spent the last week at a place called Mayoka Village in Nkhata Bay, Malawi. There's not much to do but go swimming in the lake, play pool, read books and chat with fellow travelers. It's been fabulous. (I'm trying to add some pictures but may have to try again when I can find a better connection - oh it's so slow... here's the view from my $8/night room. You'll have to see the fish eagle another time.)

I wasn't going to go swimming in the lake because I was worried about bilharzia (a scary parasite worm that gets in your bladder and jacks up your insides). Then I learned that the shower water is lake water, so I'd already been in it. Plus, there's some sort of morning after Lake Malawi pill that you can get at the pharmacy here. I'm checking it out.

Heading to Lilongwe, Malawi next to meet with another Habitat team. I promise, the next blog really will be about UniquEco Designs.

Keep reading,

Miss K


Anonymous said...

Love reading your posts! Amazing and hilarious! We miss one to keep Slav in line! Take care of yourself. Yours, Carrie

Anonymous said...

Hey Kristian, Thanks for doing this. I feel like I can hear your voice as I read your entries.

The coach that Sally Brown set me up with has me meditating and reading the writings of the Dalai Lama. It's not at all what I expected, but it's fantastic.

Hey, get that medicine if you can. The things in the lake cause hemolytic shistosomiasis!

I'm sure I'm not anonymous anymore after that one!

You go, girl!

Best regards

Miss K said...

I did get the medicine. 4 pills only cost me $1. Should I be scared?

Miss K