Our life in Malawi
Whatever life throws at you, never lose your smile!

Whatever life throws at you, never lose your smile!

Some friends make fun of us, because we keep getting ourselves into interesting situations. Even in the months after we lost our jobs due to COVID-19, we never got bored. All sorts of things are happening all the time and we will probably have to learn to live with a...

How we lost our job because of coronavirus in Africa

How we lost our job because of coronavirus in Africa

We haven’t slept at all last night, after the news we received yesterday. Of course, we knew big changes were about to take place, but we didn’t expect to be kicked out that easily. Also this business is taking a big knock now that the world is in crisis and no one...

The end of 2019 in Malawi

The end of 2019 in Malawi

With Hessel visiting the Netherlands this week, Dilo spent the Holidays with the employees at the lodge. They usually don’t have many guests this time of the year (unlike we were used to in South Africa), so half a team was sufficient. Of course these people were a...

House-hungting in Lilongwe

House-hungting in Lilongwe

‘’The Warm Heart of Africa’’ is keeping us quite busy. Besides eight working days a week, we also had to find a house. Not that we no longer enjoyed the camping life, although a bit unpractical -especially with the dogs- but if you need to wear a shirt that looks like...

Our holiday is over!

Our holiday is over!

Most of you will know by now that we unexpectedly soon found a job in Malawi, which is why we have been a bit quiet lately! While we were still driving through Zambia, we already digitally met with the interim manager of a lodge in Lilongwe and we were invited for a...

Disappointment, but also excitement

Disappointment, but also excitement

Malawi is still one of the poorest countries in the world, but the people aren’t sad or miserable. They are full of life and happiness and wherever we went, we felt welcome thanks to their big warm smiles and shiny eyes. We obviously couldn’t wait to explore more of...

Children Go Back To School Foundation

Children Go Back To School Foundation

Cape Maclear is probably the most popular tourism destination on Lake Malawi. And we understand why! The water is crystal clear and the rocky mountain slopes in the National Park create a stunning scenery. On top of that the people are friendly and genuine and you...