Namibia

Namibia: Deserts and Dunes

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Africa, Namibia, Play-by-plays | 0 comments

Namibia: Deserts and Dunes

The second half of our Namibian adventures consisted of adrenaline rush activities in Swakopmund, desert scenery, and sunset viewings. We spent two nights in the ocean-side town of Swakopmund but I could have done 1-2 more. This definitely had to do with the beds we got to sleep in. Yes, it was in an 18person dorm, but they were beds! Suffice it to say we wanted a break from tents and camping. I can vouch for Amanpuri Lodge‘s mattress quality, but it is a bit of a walk from everything. Aside from the added luxury of beds, Swakopmund was a nice town to walk around, chill at cafes, eat...

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Namibia: Game Meats and Game Drives

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in Africa, Namibia, Play-by-plays | 0 comments

Namibia: Game Meats and Game Drives

Entering Namibia was like coming back into the Western world. The border post is fancier. The toilets are stocked with paper and soap, and the supermarkets are huge and have anything and everything you want. I even found hummus! There are more German speakers than I’ve seen anywhere else, save maybe for Germany itself, and all the towns definitely still show signs of German colonial influence with the architecture, draft beers (crappy bottled beer is getting annoying),and even vestiges of colonial clothing. We only spent a couple of hours in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, but the...

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