The sweetest banana.

I was sitting at the back of a bus driving to Mbeya, detached from others by my backpack, separated from Radek by few sits, satellite dish and other junk going somewhere to be sold or to be used. Looking through a darkened window on Tanzania for the first time, too late to see anything except [...]

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Meaning of Life.

Last post started a widespread discussion on a meaning of “danger” and the risk that we’re taking. Maybe rightly? Maybe this discussion started long before last week and this post just restarted something buried by few months of border crossing, animal encountering, and life-changing adventure? There are many questions people -especially our families- are asking. [...]

Malaria and other tropical issues.

We will leave Malawi enriched with new friends, healthy tan and newly gained -hopefully- immunity for all the tropical diseases we caught in a past few weeks. The list is longer than I anticipated and malaria is not the worst! Malaria started like flu - with the fever. Few hours and the fever become unbearable, [...]

Few reasons to travel together.

There are countless travelers (yep, we’re not the craziest ones!) and therefore articles and videos stating how great traveling solo is and why everybody should do it at least once. Don’t get me wrong, I agree, I think solo trips are the best and even Africa was planned as a one-person expedition. What happened? This [...]

Ilala Fairytale.

Ilala is the one thing on a must-do list in Malawi (and figuring out how to play Malawi Bawo, great game by the way) so we’ve done it (and we play bawo constantly). I don’t know too much about ferries, I’ve been on one with my parents going from Tenerife to Gran Canarias, and I [...]

How to pack for a long journey?

Packing again… No matter what place we’re calling “home” and how long we’re staying there, things are mysteriously multiplying and growing larger. Then leaving, hard on its own, but no, we have to pack yet. It’s like reminding your clothes, sleeping bags, shoes and many other “necessary” items that they have the ability to… magically [...]

Smell of change.

Southern Africa, in all its differences, is like Europe in one thing – different languages, including names for pap/ nshima/ sadza (oh, you know, this stuff made of maize you’re eating with your hands and using as a spoon for gravy), changing climate zones and people are glued together with the same history. Like in [...]