The warm heart of Africa.

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walking to mayoka village
It wasn't what I expected.. Maybe it was more. I can really say the same thing what many has said.. It is "the warm heart of Africa". Not because it is located near to equator, but because of the people. There is lots of people that don't have so much money, but still they were offering something when we visited in their homes and so on. So it wasn't just trip where we had some fun time in Lake Malawi.. We lived in Blantyre with my team and the we also travelled up to Mzuzu and then we stayed in one village near to Mulanje- mountain where wasn't any electricity.
canoe
During those two months (little bit over) we stayed only THREE days in Lake Malawi.. Well I need to say that it's really beautiful lake.. Water was all shining blue.. Lots of fish.. Everything was really beautiful in Lake Malawi. :) Hotel- staff was awesome and they really wanted to get to know us.. :) They shared their time with us which was really awesome.. My first GOOD experience from hotel. ;) The hotel was called to Mayoka Village (Nkhata Bay). But yes, it was awesome experience. But like I said we stayed in Blantyre almost all that time.. It's actually largest city in Malawi and it's located to South. To me it was hard to see it as a town, because there was just some banks, some stores, some restaurants.. And it was full of cabins.. Cabins everywhere.. And people were trying to sell celtel in every corner.. Celtel is a phone- extension.
lake malawi
There was churches everywhere and people were singing all the same songs everywhere.. So if you couldn't go to some church, it was okay to go to other church and you didn't needed to learn new songs.. :) Their public language- chichewa is totally too hard for me to learn.. :) And it was really hard to learn by hearing, because thay have 13 different languages in that country, so you never knew what language they spoke. I loved the people. Men were sometimes TOO INTERESTED and that wasn't so cool.. Actually there was one or two guys asking me to marry them. Haha. :) Well I said no. Maybe the reason wasn't love but the money what I really don't have. :D HAHA! Kids were so sweet.. Always wanting to follow us.. And they shout "Mzungu, Mzungu" which means "white person".. It was sometimes frustrating that you didn't have any own space or time.. But somehow I just loved them so much that I didn't really care. It was wonderful feeling when you gave them some candies or show them some dramas or something.. They were all excited about those little things. It was awesome when you got them smile to you.. I loved mud huts.. I loved our shower (look at the picture.. It's the one made from corn- something leafs.. :) And I just loved to do my best so that they could feel that they are important persons and they are loved. I know that I will go back there.. Hopefully next year! :)
idaklockmann says:
Sounds amazing - I'm going to Malawi in 2 weeks, and your blog gave a nice insight to what I can expect :)
Posted on: Feb 03, 2011
hossultan says:
Very nice!
Posted on: Jan 28, 2009
Koralifix says:
Nice blog, lovely story :)
Posted on: Jan 27, 2009
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walking to mayoka village
walking to mayoka village
canoe
canoe
lake malawi
lake malawi
guys on the float
guys on the float
lake malawi
lake malawi
beautiful flowers ha?
beautiful flowers ha?
blue moment
blue moment
our backyard.
our backyard.
some river.. really brown one.. fu…
some river.. really brown one.. f…
our car broke down.. :(
our car broke down.. :(
some baby in the street
some baby in the street
look at this, BANANAS! The one loo…
look at this, BANANAS! The one lo…
Yam! Watermelon and mangos!!!
Yam! Watermelon and mangos!!!
in the church
in the church
some orphans.. snif.
some orphans.. snif.
wow.. :)
wow.. :)
one sweetie with me
one sweetie with me
I am there if you didnt recognize…
I am there if you didn't recogniz…
love them.
love them.
from mayoka village, one tanzanian…
from mayoka village, one tanzania…
SHOWER! :)
SHOWER! :)
kids washing their dishes
kids washing their dishes
goats..
goats..
they all look so sweet!!
they all look so sweet!!
Purpose and me
Purpose and me
Mulanje- mountain
Mulanje- mountain
love this. :D
love this. :D
on our way to town..
on our way to town..
canoes
canoes
Lake malawi
Lake malawi
the same river
the same river
market- place
market- place
some women from the village
some women from the village
clinic from the inside
clinic from the inside
young guy carrying his baby brother
young guy carrying his baby brother
the first one is named Love.. An…
the first one is named "Love".. A…
oh, my sweeties..
oh, my sweeties..
little hands
little hands
some kids just came to look at us …
some kids just came to look at us…
beautiful and lovely little girl
beautiful and lovely little girl
all amazed about camera
all amazed about camera
:)
:)
from Mozambique maybe..
from Mozambique maybe..
my friend driving a bus.. haha.
my friend driving a bus.. haha.
this lady was helping us with the …
this lady was helping us with the…
this lady was helping us with the …
this lady was helping us with the…
.. :)
.. :)
:)
:)
Mulanje- mountain
Mulanje- mountain
My team. :) (photo is from FINLAND…
My team. :) (photo is from FINLAN…
first day in malawi.. :)
first day in malawi.. :)
he saw a camera and wanted uo to t…
he saw a camera and wanted uo to …
coca-cola IS everywhere
coca-cola IS everywhere
so sweet
so sweet
making NSIMA
making NSIMA
always interested about mzungus
always interested about mzungus
near of mulanje.
near of mulanje.
look at his toy..
look at his toy..
mud hut
mud hut
from nkhata bay- mayoka village
from nkhata bay- mayoka village
from church
from church
beautiful, I think
beautiful, I think
mzuzu
mzuzu
sweet girl
sweet girl
zebras
zebras
..
..
ciraffe
ciraffe
some peoples walking near of our h…
some peoples walking near of our …