Tuesday, 27 November 2007
Makandi Tea and Coffee Estates - Thyolo Malawi
The advantages of working as an Eye doctor in the community in Malawi is that you get to see a lot of places within Malawi.
One such place that caught my eye during a recent visit was the Makandi Coffee and Tea Estate situated along the Blantyre -Thyolo Road (about 30 Km from Blantyre).
The view that you see when you get here is just magnificent and you wonder whether you are in Malawi.Everything is green expect the yellow contrast that comes from the rain coats of the workers of the estate who are busy picking up the tea leaves and not minding about your interfering with them. The well tarred road runs right in the middle of the estate so you can easily see all the scenery without stopping your car. You have to be careful when you want to stop as many cyclists are riding along the road. Villages are a bit further inside the estate so you don’t see many people, occasionally a woman carrying a bucket on their head.
After a long day working at the Thyolo District hospital helping the eye patients, you are assured of getting back home with plenty of bananas.