Back home in Amsterdam

The safari was a great way to end my holiday. It was nice to be able to sit back and be taken care of, and see amazing animals and landscapes. After I got back home to Amsterdam I shot right into a reverse culture shock and was kind of depressed for days... But when all …

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Clubbing in Lilongwe

Unable to go to Livingstonia, I stayed in Mzuzu for a while, had a few nice baths in my tub, some good breakfasts that went with the room, did lots of reading and relaxing, and had some walks through town. Mzuzu was the first place I ever saw a Malawian woman not wearing a long …

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Mzuzu

Breakfast in Nkhata Bay After my photo shoot I went to the reception desk to pay for my room, but it turned out that the bearded German had already paid for it, and would not have me pay him back! I tried once and then just said "Thank you", which he really appreciated. This is …

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Paradise – the Chinteche Strip

A ride with the Germans I took a minibus, planning to travel on to Nkhata Bay, a place everbody raves about. However, due to the fuel problem the whole country was having, the minibus ran out of petrol in some small town, and could not get more as the gas station there had none left …

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Church visit in Nkhotakota

I had read in Lonely Planet that the singing in the church of Nkhotakota was wonderful. Luckily the weekly Ilala ferry arrives there on Saturdays which would fit perfectly into my plans. I thought it might be crowded with tourists because it is mentioned in LP. But I was the only white person there. Guesthouse …

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22 hour boat trip with the Ilala ferry

Getting to the boat I had had a perfect few days relaxing, reading, swimming and sunbathing (apart from the Patrick incident) before the weekly Ilala ferry would make its long trip northbound on Lake Malawi. Together with some Australian travellers I was crammed onto the back of a pick-up truck at about 7a.m., the only …

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Relaxing at Cape McLear

Monkey Bay turned out to be quite a bleak town with nothing much of interest for tourists, so we continued on to Cape Mc Lear which is only a few kilometers further down. The bumpy mud road there was a tough one for the car which was definitely not a 4WD. The bottom of the …

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