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October 3, 2003

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What can we say about Malawi? Perfect for the backpacker beach experience, except for lurking bilharzia, but contracting parasites are part of the 'African experience.' These little friends keep prices and tourism low. And because tourism numbers remain small, visitors experience genuine encounters with local people.
We decide to stay one last night on the shores of Lake Malawi. Everyone looks for a job in Malawi, including the dogs. This one 'volunteered' to be our watchdog for the night.
What do you do when you need water? Follow women (and their babies) to the well.
Hitching a ride - it's easy to do in Malawi. If a vehicle has any breathing room at all it will stop and give you a lift.
Lady selling the "multiple-fruit," which tastes like an almond flavored lemon.