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Saturday, June 5, 1999
Monkey Bay to Lilongwe, Malawi
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Lilongwe, Malawi:
Latitude: 13° 59' 20" South
Longitude: 33° 46' 31" East
Altitude: 3902 feet
From Seattle: 11327 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Annies Coffee Shop

Today's Travel:
Country: Malawi
Region: Central Malawi
Route: Bus: Monkey Bay - Mua - Salima - Lilongwe
Path:Monkey Bay - Lilongwe, Malawi
Linear:76 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 786
Linear Dist: 144868
Countries Visited: 56
Regions Visited: 225
More stats...
Hotels: 233
Friends / Family: 160
Camping: 114
Hostels: 217
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3014

Journal Entry:
Was at the bus stop at 6:30 since I never got a firm time. The bus showed up at 7:30 and we were on the road by 7:45. It was a pleasant surprise to realize that this was the short bus that I had tried to take on the way down but never showed up - it goes along the lake via Mua and Salima.

The raod to Mua was horrible, but after that we made great progress. By noon we were in Salima with only 60 miles to go - but that took over 4 hours. It was an express bus which means it wasn't - the bus stopped every 500m and was so packed that it took ten minutes for someone to get off - we were probably moving less than half the time.

Checked in to Annie's Coffe Shop again and went out to wander around the market looking for cloth. Everything was closing down so I didn't find anything. Sat around at Annie's with an English and a Dutch guy who were also staying there and had pizza and a few beers. Went to bed very early again.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Lilongwe
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Malawi
CIA World Fact Book: Malawi

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