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Namibia was a country that everyone who I talked to raved about and it definitely lived up to its expectations. Once I was able to settle into being with a tour, I was able to enjoy my time and take in the variety that Namibia had to offer.
The top three things that I saw in Namibia were:
- The Namib-Naukluft National Park
- Etosha National Park
- Fish River Canyon
I was amazed by how few people actually lived ...
... certainly have no regrets about doing the tour.
One last hurrah
A twenty minute hot shower later, I'd mostly rinsed off the dust and sand and was feeling like a presentable human being again. I took care of some necessities, like flight confirmations and booking arrangements for tomorrow. And then I hung out with an American guy from Botswana and a Dutch guy who's been here so long he's practically part of the furniture, and we watched the tennis for a while. ...
... later), so why should I expect these women to feel comfortable with me wanting to take pictures with them, regardless on my monetary offering. Point is, I didn't have enough courage to ask, even though Sophia told me that they accept money for their photos and that I should as it is part of Namibian culture. I'm hoping I run across some Himba again and didn't mess up the only opportunity I will have to get pictures with them.
After the ...
... dinner for 5 of our crew. Joe's is pretty famous in Windhoek and a must eat-at restaurant for tourists. There is an impressive number of horns, animal skins and knick knacks from all across Namibia. It's also a great place to try game. We split two sampler platters and were able to try ostrich, kudu, zebra, and crocodile, in addition to springbok which we had already tasted but was definitely our favorite game meat of ...
... Avenue and arrived at Soweto Market, the Covent Garden of Windhoek. I spent time wandering around the small shops whilst people milled around doing their business with the odd child and teenager staring at me.
On the way back I popped into U.N. Plaza Park so named as the U.N. assisted with Namibian independence. I took another route back home too!
After an afternoon nap, we all cleaned the flat thoroughly.