Deriving from its centralized topography and hospitable locals, Malawi, or “the warm heart of Africa” is a befitting nickname for a family-rooted community of farmers, cultivating anything from pineapple, guava, and mango to tea, coffee, and tobacco. They’ll likely hand over a sample or invite you in for a traditional village dance if you can say hello in Chewa, the country’s national language—or just muster up a smile.
Temporary Story by Vadim Sahakian. The idea was to road trip from Alaska to Los Angeles, explore Southern and Central Africa, and tour South America on dirt bikes. Reaching a tipping point, my friend and I decided it was time. We booked a one-way ticket to Alaska, bought a used truck, and hit the road.