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... 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 ...
... beach where I moor has a significant number of dead fish floating around ominously - the Malawians blame an insidious plot by the Mozambiquans to poison the water. My theory is that no one is innocent. On the way back a minor storm blows up, and frantic bailing is in order in the middle of the channel, but with luck and a cut off jerry-can I survive and treat myself to a cosmopolitan and a sunset secure in my masculinity.
... and dazedly.There's a rocky inlet round the corner that's part of the Lake Malawi national park, it's called Otter Point and does, surprisingly, actually contain otters. We see a few frolicking about along with lots of impressive fish. We're even led there by a group of youngsters who help us avoid the park entry fee, score. ...
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