Hotel Pension A la Mer
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Day 16 - morning
Day 9 - Northern Experience Tour
18 Celsius, overcast
Even though today was a day of leisure, a day in which nothing was planned for us to do with the tour group and that we could do whatever we felt like doing, well, we still got up early. As one would say "old habits die hard"!
I just couldn't …
As we rock up to Swakopmund, Namibia I could not be more excited to sleep in a real bed and feel the buzz of a real city after two weeks of camping in the bush. Goodbye tent, hello civilization. But as I hop out of the truck I am not quite sure where I have landed. My brain is telling me I am still in Africa and yet all senses point towards a German senior citizen lodge, or should I say prison. When you live behind high stone walls and gaits guarded at all hours, are ...
... and our crew set up the strange folding stools in the shade of the truck to avoid the hot sun, which is a pleasant change from the weather of two days ago. In the town, we get photos of the local horse-drawn transport, and a colourful family waiting with their gear beside the road. On the road out we pass the flash, newish church, out of keeping with the desperate state of the town. Continue onto gravel road, which starts at the edge of town, with a ...
... Pass the Pigs is similar to a dice game, except you throw 2 small rubber pigs instead of dice and you score various points depending on how they land. Francesca and I both came up short in the tournament, but I've managed to add 2 victories to my resume since that night (Francesca is still looking for her first W). The next morning, Francesca was dying for some apple crumb pie so we got a slice at the bakery for breakfast before getting on the truck. We usually drive for about ...
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Pension A la Mer Swakopmund
We stayed here for two nights while on an overland tour through the country. I had a great experience and the staff were more than helpful, they made us feel like part of the family. The food was excellent and the location, couldn't be better. We were walking distance to the ocean. It definitely exceeded my expectations.
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