We are settling in to Malawi. I am not impressed yet. So far the electricity has gone out every day, many times a day. We do have generator back up but we still end up with several seconds of darkness, usually during dinner. We have run out of water, twice. Apparently the water main to our house was cut sometime back and now we are using water from a water tank. No idea when or if that will be fixed. We were excited to see asparagus just coming up in the garden and told the gardeners to leave the asparagus alone hoping to be able to pick enough for a meal or two, the next day all the asparagus was gone. The cook is driving me absolutely freaking crazy but everyone else seems to love him. But the topper for me is the smoke. The approved method of dealing with trash/leaves/whatever is to burn it. The smoke is ever present, even worse than Jakarta, at times turning the sun to a dark red. My throat feels raw all the time. I am hoping it gets better soon.