Category Archive: Malawi

Jan 27 2015

It’s here, the book is here!

It’s here!  Really it is!  After tackling the writing, and the technical challenges of publishing, the book is finally available on Amazon. Your support during the writing and now for the launch has been amazing. Here is a little snippet for you to whet the appetite: “We drove south to M’Hamid for an unquestionably touristy …

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Sep 07 2013

Added contents

I have updated the Downloads section with additional waypoints for Namibia, Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. Please let me know if you have any problems with the download. I will also add a few track files shortly. Feedback welcome.

Jul 29 2013

Farewell to the Warm Heart of Africa

We weren’t quite sure what to expect when we first arrived in Malawi.  We knew it was a poor country.  We had heard how friendly the people were. We knew in the past that fuel shortages had plagued the country, which virtually stalled the country’s economy. We were not disappointed. The people are the friendliest …

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Jul 29 2013

Final days in Lilongwe

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And just like that, 5 weeks had passed, and we found ourselves back in Lilongwe, getting ready to leave the Warm Heart of Africa. Our last stop in Lilongwe was primarily to pick up provisions more easily obtained in Malawi (paw-paw anyone?) and replace the relay switch so that our headlights function correctly.  Last, but …

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Jul 28 2013

Budget Update – Malawi

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Entering Malawi was a welcome surprise – the first country we entered where we didn’t have all sorts of fees to pay when we crossed the border. Finally our COMESA insurance was paying off, and neither of us needed visas for the tourist friendly country! Malawi’s official currency is the Malawian Kwacha, and at the …

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Jul 26 2013

On Malawian Forest Reserves…

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What is it with Malawian Forest Reserves? We have visited two, and there are a number of questions that immediately spring to mind… First, why is there so little information available about the reserves? Depending on the version and make of guide book you look at you may find the reserves listed – which is …

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Jul 26 2013

Souvenirs and memories from Dedza

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Until picking up our bawo board in Monkey Bay, we had struggled to find special souvenirs from Malawi.  Within a short time, that was all about to change! On the way to Dedza we passed a curio stall that had some of the most unique carvings we have seen while in Malawi.  Most curio stalls …

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Jul 24 2013

Wandering in circles

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OK, I definitely don’t want to sound ungrateful – and even a boring day of travelling beats a day in the office – but we have been circling a bit while waiting for our bawo board to be delivered. After our less than successful stay at Cape Maclear, we headed down to Mangochi – partly …

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