Saturday, 16 July 2016

Day 1: Settling in

Blog post #1

Once upon a time 20 TGS students travelled to Malawi. After heavy traffic and a forgotten passport we arrived at Heathrow in time to catch our plane to Johannesburg. After hours of sleeping and watching movies we arrived in Blantyre at midday. We collected our 30ish bags (taking up the entire airport) and exchanged our money. As we walked to get our bus we were waved at by a group of school children before our departure to Fisherman's Rest.

Our coach journey was very eye opening to see the living conditions, some peoples' lack of shoes and the number of Carlsberg adverts. 

So far at Fisherman's rest we have discussed the trip to come, sang some songs with Niamh's guitar and tasted some Malawian food including nsima.

Lots of love to everyone back home!

P.s. We are living with impalas.

PPS wi- fi down so photo to come tomorrow! 


  1. Glad the passport got there on time and you are all safe and well. Look forward to seeing the first pictures. I'm impressed with the restricted weight limit Niamh took a guitar but with Maddie's expert packing she probably has a pop-up drum set in her bag! :)

  2. thankyou for the photos team you are looking good after your nsima Malawian food.

  3. So pleased you have all arrived safely, Victoria et al. Enjoy the project and the wonders of Malawi! Thinking of you, Grandma and Granddadxx

  4. Hannah's G'pa B17 July 2016 at 04:10

    How many members of The Motet are there in the group. I hope that there are 7 so that they can teach the other 13 to sing ' Hi Ho, Hi Ho, it's off to work we go........'
    Keep yourselves safe and good luck with the 'Build'