Diary of a Volunteer

More Little Differences...

  • In UK it's a frail sunshine engulfed by a pervasive murky grey; whilst here in Malawi we have a vigorous gladiatorial sun: big, bright and burning!
  • In UK I'm just an ordinary bloke; but over here I'm this rich mzungu - gold-filled pockets, the finest clothes, the most exclusive of residences.
  • In UK it's 4 to a taxi; but in the squashed, squeezed, hurly-burly of Malawi it's always: "Room for 4 more!"
  • In UK you say "OK?" to a stranger, your reply is a cold suspicious silence; in The Warm Heart of Africa, a friendly greeting returns many happy retorts.

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