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Published: March 2nd 2011
Rasta Kelvin's Restaurant
After we had checked into Mayoka Village (the same place Don and I had stayed almost a month before), we decided to go for lunch at Rasta Kelvin's up the road. What I had forgotten however is that you need to pre-order food because it takes so unbelievably long to cook - 2-3 hours minimum. We must have arrived at about 12 and only got to eat at 4:30 - but it was a very chilled way to spend the afternoon.
Later on Grant and Edward arrived, so our little family was back together again. Even though we had eaten we went with Grant and Edward to dinner in town. We went to a local restaurant called H&M (Harry and Maria - husband and wife). Matt, a South African guy who lives and works in Norway, joined us. They had fish and rice, while us girls just had drinks. It was good company and good food.
Later that evening we went to watch an English Football game in a local pub - soccer is huge in Africa, especially the English Premier league. Turns out for big games, everyone moves out the
pub into a massive room that has 2 projectors showing the soccer. The more popular game has sound but the other one plays next to it. This place was absolutely packed with people, and the atmosphere was amazing!
The four of us (Jenny, Matt, Naomi and myself) all then went to the bar and got out 30 seconds. After teaching the girls to play we had a go. Not sure if it was the tiredness or the drinks but we sucked and it was hilariously funny. Apart from not knowing the South Africa words, some of the geography and history questions went straight over our heads. I loved being back in Nkhata Bay, I think this is my favourite place in Malawi. Unbelievably beautiful, with lots to do, good company and good vibe. I was so content.
I made friends with the staff in the kitchen - they were super friendly and I loved just chatting to them. They allowed me to just make toast which was awesome because I was so over bread. It makes my morning to speak to them. Actually all the staff at Mayoka is friendly
and very helpful. After breakfast we missioned off to the market to go find a tailor who could make our pants. On the way we stopped by Rasta Kelvin and ordered our dinner (he needs that much time to prepare).
Swim across the Bay
There was a group swim from the one side of the bay (Mayoka) to the other - about 600m one way. The 4 of us and one of the guys who works at Mayoka decided we would attempt it. We went really slowly on the way there, laughing and chatting along the way - took about 30min. I just did breast-stroke to conserve energy. On the way back Jen and I decided we would put our heads down and just swim - no stopping or dawdling. We got back before the others, so we got congratulatory drinks ready for them when they arrived.
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