Weirdest Town Of The Tour So Far
Trip Start Jul 17, 2010
73Trip End Sep 19, 2010
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The streets are wide like older towns where they needed room for stagecoaches and bullock teams to turn around, and they aren't tar, its more of the salt road with some sand thrown in. Lots of sand everywhere here. Lonely Planet described the town as being more German than Germany but I think the writer was drunk or has never been here.
It's like a ghost town - massive big wide streets, not many people around at all, lots of buildings have been renovated or are new yet don't seem to be getting used, concentrations of people happen in very few places. I could describe it as a half arsed African version of Dubai (for those that know my opinion of Dubai) - a town in a place where there shouldn’t be one and needing tourists to visit to keep the place at float and nature at bay.
Straight to the activity centre and booked in for quadbiking and sandboarding the next day, and then the whingers bailed on doing skydiving. I couldn’t believe it!! After all the moaning and complaining and causing troubles with Kenny about the schedule and travel times, they didn’t even do it in the end. I felt like giving each of them a good slapping.
Walked around town for a while in the afternoon looking around but there wasn’t much happening, had a few beers at The Lighthouse and then stayed for dinner. Oryx steak was pretty damn tasty.