Domwe Island Adventure Camp
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... of character
for Africa. Bizarre! The 2 nights we spent there were spent with
Nomalha, she would pick us up and take us to some bars and
restaurants. The funny thing about Nomalha was we were told by my
friend that she was a Malawian princess!!! Our imaginations were
running wild, trying to think what she would be like...In fact she
wasn't a Malawian princess, instead a lovely, bubbly 'normal'
individual who had never travelled by ...
... for a while they discounted to MK 4,500 but we insisted that we were not going to pay more than MK 800. We started walking away telling them that there was no way that we could pay this amount and that we were either going to hitchhike or just stay in Monkey Bay.
While walking away they came to us and told us to go right now for MK 2,000 but we kept on walking. Then a local guy in a full pickup truck passed by so I approached him and asked him if he ...
... home. Another thing that I found out is that you can only withdraw a maximum of $120 at a time because the currency is approximately 350:1 and the highest denomination is 1000 MKW bills. Add the fact that you also can only withdraw 2 times per day before having your card flagged made managing the money situation a little more difficult.
Getting to Cape Maclear
Getting to Cape Maclear was also more of a mission than anticipated. At the road block at Liwonde ...
... if the bus won't be full we'd appreciate the extra space. Our first stop was at Limbe, where the bus was filled to overflowing. People crowded the aisle, sat on seat backs, anywhere a space was available. Behind us there were some teenage boys who kept kicking the seats, elbowing my head and speaking rather loudly and sometimes obviously about us. When the bus stopped they'd lean over us to buy their goods through the window next to us as ...
... formula these problems turn out to be overcomeable though, and I manage to make it over to the island and get some great snorkeling in. Particularly gratifying are the cries of awe (perhaps even lust?) from the elderly group of boaters who've taken the more beaten-track option of a motorboat. "You must be so fit!" they simper, and I flex and preen and try not to throw up from the intense exertion. Slightly worryingly ...
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