Our last day of riding in Malawi. Country number 6: done. Today’s ride was quite uneventfull though. A 152k ride, meaning that my focus was on finishing it and not so much on hanging out at nice coke stops. I ride alone during days like these, meaning that I can set my own pace, stop whenever I want and make sure I keep comfortable on the bike and keep a good mindset.
Anyway, Malawi was great. I liked swimming in the lake and watch the thunderclouds over it. And the mountains towering over the other side of the lake. I liked how the people were cautious and reserved, but how they opened up after I greated them, smiling, putting up their thumbs, encouraging us. I liked all the people on bikes with heavy loads, and I liked how they were able to keep up with us on our fancy bikes, while riding very simple bikes themselves. I liked that gin was cheaper than water and I like that despite that, I didn’t drink too much of it 🙂 I liked that it was only hot and humid for two days and that the weather during the other days was actually pretty comfortable. I liked tbe tobaco plantations, especially because I had never seen a tabaco plantation before 🙂 I like that they pay here with Kwacha’s, which I had never heard of before 🙂
Malawi, again a country with many likes! I’m sure Zambia is not going to disappoint either!