Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Handshake At Last

A handshake is the first official notice of your next post assignment you receive when in the foreign service. While it is not a done deal until orders are cut, it is very rare for a handshake to be broken. This morning Dave finally received the e-mail we had been anxiously awaiting. We have a handshake! YIPEE! We know where are heading after Germany. Oh, what? You want to know where? Well here is are a few hints:

This is a picture of one the many cool things we can see at our next post.


The handshake is for the capitol city of the country that is home to the 3rd largest lake in Africa and the 8th largest lake in the world. The country is known as the "warm heart of Africa." This country earned its independence from the UK on 6 July 1964 and one of the official languages is Chichewa.

Can you guess where we are going?

9 comments:

Aprille said...

Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania? That would be very cool!
I can't wait to find out if I guessed right.

Jae said...

To guess I'd have to find a map and do a bunch of other "thinking" things first thing in the AM. LOL! That pic is gorgeous tho ... so where ya going???

Shannon said...

@ Aprille-You are close this country does border Tanzania but the picture is fresh water. The big hint is the 3rd biggest lake in Africa. A lake that shares the name with the country. Think Madonna. She likes the kids from this country.

@Jae- Check facebook Karey guessed it!

Laurie said...

Malawi????? I took a bit of time to find this out. I hope I am right, and I get a prize or something. I like your blog as well. Looking forward to reading more.

Shannon said...

You are right! Sadly my blog is too small time to have give-aways. I am glad you like it. I like your blog too.

Gabriel said...

Yup. Definitely Malawi, right? :-)

Anonymous said...

Yea! Yea! Yea!! I'm starting my Africa Fund right now!! Meow

Justin Narin said...

That is a beautiful place to go :) have a great time.


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Anonymous said...

Malawi, how fabulous. I lived in Blantyre (not Lilongwe) a while before moving to Zimbabwe. Malawi is very beautiful. But overpopulated so don't be surprised to see people walking on the road. And Lilongwe is a little - well stretched out. The city planners thought it would become the Manhattan of Africa so they carefully zoned business and residential areas with considerable distances between them - the result is the middle of town is what we call bush! All good fun though. I wish you well and hope you enjoy!!

Cheers Fambai