Everything seems to move a little slower in Malawi. It is very laid back and relaxed, something I am not used to, even back home. With all the long hauls and pre-dawn wake up calls, this down time at a beautiful peaceful beach is welcomed.
The wakeup call this morning came late at 5:30. My objective was to see the sunrise over the lake but the overcast sky greyed out a lot of the colours. I still got to see the famous smoke clouds rising from the lake in the distance. This smoke is not caused by fire, but rather trillions of lake flies. They rise up in columns and are often mistaken for smoke.
After a hearty breakfast, my local guide arrived to take me to the village of Kande (pronounced candy) to see how the locals live and work. I gave my shutter a real workout today as I got to meet some extremely friendly and photogenic locals. I was also treated to a humble local lunch consisting of beans, cassava bread, greens and rice.
This is the real Africa, exactly what I came to experience and share with all of you.