Monday, October 16, 2006

Malawi for xmas?

The Skanger would like to remind you that xmas is approaching and if you want to beat the crowds then now is the time to start thinking about what you're going to buy and where you'll get the best prices. Often, the best prices are available online and by mail order.

There are some wonderful bargains to be had from Africa, and you can feel good that you're supporting the local economy. You might encounter objections and threats of legal action from an alliance of 67 human rights groups, but that won't matter as long as you're sure that your intentions are good. It might help to make a donation to some local charities as a gesture of goodwill, maybe US$3,000,000 or something like that. Your money will help the locals to look after their needy children in their own culture so that they can grow up in their own country and make an ongoing contribution to the life of their own society. Apart from the kid you export to Europe, of course, and hey, if you don't make a purchase you can still go on an expensive holiday for a few days and look at some poor people.