Walking in Mulanje’s wild gardens

It seems impossible as one looks out towards Mozambique in the not so far distance, that a place like this exists here, a unique and beautiful landscape with wild flowers, ferns, lichen and moss.

Hiking up Mulanje Massif with children

It was our second to last weekend in Malawi and the day before Easter. The TV droned on, babbling on about something unimportant, on and on and on! I could see how this… Continue reading

The moments that make Malawi

I have 2 weeks left of living in Malawi. These next few posts will be about the little inconspicuous moments and scenes I have come to know and love.

Moonward bound

Why bother with rockets and spacesuits, when you’ve got the D1991 road straight to the moon, just an hour from Swakopmund?!

What is Beira City like?

What is Beira like? Let’s just say you won’t be moving there because it’s pretty. But you will leave knowing more about yourself than you ever thought possible!

Mario, the Malawian from Mozambique

“I lived in Mozambique many years ago. I was born there. My family came to Malawi when the  war broke out between the Mozambicans and the Portuguese. My grandfather died while travelling on… Continue reading

Mulanje: Vanishing forests

Sometimes I wish I had lived a few hundred years ago. I wish I was one of the early pioneers, exploring new worlds and finding places that no-one had ever been. Finding somewhere… Continue reading

Is there a sun in Swakopmund?

It was foggy for a third day in a row and I began to wonder what was more illusive in Swakopmund? Rain or sun?

Born in Mozambique

Her entire future would cost her less than an American cent. But the person who killed her dream, was the person she believed held the key to her freedom.