Posts tagged African driving

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via M...

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via Mozambique (Part III)
I crossed into Mozambique and was confronted by a gaggle of men hanging out near my vehicle.  I was a bit apprehensive entering Mozambique for several reasons.  My Portuguese consists of “Nao fallo Portugues” (I don’t speak Portuguese), and English and Spanish language skills are of limited use in an area dominated by Portuguese and indigeno [...]

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via M...

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via Mozambique (Part II)
After I dropped my Malawian passenger off at the highway junction near Monkey Bay, I drove south away from Lake Malawi.  I stopped at a service station to fill up my rig with diesel, but they told me that it was “finished.”  Monkey Bay did not have any diesel either, the station attendant told me.  He said that the nearest station was in Man [...]

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via M...

Journey from Malawi to Zimbabwe via Mozambique (Part I)
My journey from Malawi to Harare, Zimbabwe on May 2 was nothing short of amazing.  I started off early from Cape Maclear on the shores of Lake Malawi.  I got lost in the small town and asked for directions.  A young, half drunk man I discerned was named “Philemon” pointed me in the right direction but then asked for a ride to a hospital in M [...]