Category: Africa

Two world’s collide.

It was already 6 pm, we were late. We were racing down the sandy track and were anxious to set up camp as quickly as possible. Kids were yelling for dinner and an ominous grey cloud had consumed the starry night. The mist enveloped us and spat droplets […]

I dreamed of the lake…

I thought I’d miss the ocean living in a landlocked country, but it seems the lake is just fine! With an endless stream of activity, my eyes are glued to the shoreline and water from morning to noon. It does not matter what time of day, there is […]

Paradise.

Have you found a magical place? A place that knocks you so hard with its beauty that your world seems to stop, to vanish.  And for a short time, this place entirely consumes you. It becomes impossible to be anywhere but here and in the now. “Still round […]

Floods in Malawi

Hushed by the sound of rain, they sleep.  Lying side by side – children, grandparents, mothers and fathers – breathe deeply and dreaming of tomorrow. Not so far from the slumbering mud house, the banks of the Shire River quiver and crumble.  The raging torrent; bloated and full […]

Drama unfolding in Majete

A breeze picks up. It sways the ‘out of reach’ canopy of green, rustling the leaves and taunting the animals below. Sporadic black clouds puff about, promising big rain but dropping nothing. The parched earth seemingly on fire – forces the animals to seek shade.  They wait; motionless, […]

Malawi Style!

I’ve been planning a ‘first impression type blog’ since the first week we got here, over 3 months ago. My delay has not been due lack of impression but rather, because it’s taken me 3 months to get brave! I made the mistake of thinking the Malawi experience […]