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Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Nkhata Bay to Mzuzu, Malawi
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Mzuzu, Malawi:
Latitude: 11° 27' 37" South
Longitude: 34° 0' 49" East
Altitude: 1900 feet
From Seattle: 11193 miles
Lodging: Transit - Bus: Mzuzu - Mbeya

Today's Travel:
Country: Malawi
Region: Northern Malawi
Route: Minibus: Nkhata Bay - Mzuzu; Bus: Mzuzu - Mbeya
Path:Nkhata Bay - Mzuzu, Malawi
Linear:23 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1230
Linear Dist: 235909
Countries Visited: 70
Regions Visited: 268
More stats...
Hotels: 446
Friends / Family: 302
Camping: 130
Hostels: 261
Transit: 77
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 4202

Journal Entry:
At least this morning it was easy packing! We checked out of Mayoka (again!) and walked in to town. We went for a good leisurely dive - the visibility was poor (about 5 meters / 16 feet) but the whole dive was relaxing and pleasant. After the dive on our way out someone pointed out that the trip to Mzuzu involves some altitude - not a good thing immediately after diving, so we decide to wait and have lunch - predictable at Jonathan's again. After lunch we found instant transport and were in Mzuzu before five. We checked on a bus, and got sent around to several places, before finding out that there is one coming tonight! We checked in our luggage and went for a walk into town. Went to the market and tried to go to the bank, but it was long closed. Back at the bus station we finally found the guy to buy a ticket from and even got a much better deal because we had to pay in Tanzanian Shillings. We had a hellish wait for the bus, as everything was closed, and it was a pretty nasty bus station.

[Entry written on November 29, 2000 from notes.]

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Malawi
CIA World Fact Book: Malawi

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