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Dec 17, 2007 - Windhoek

Day 19 Mon 17th Dec Bus from Swakopmund to Windhoek Up early to wave the overlander troops farewell. Shopping & then get on the Intercape to Windhoek. After a brief drive around the cities highlights, I hit the Roof of Africa hotel for a quite night!!! Was just doing some internet when I spotted some Traveling Carpenters. Their distinctive outfits ensure they stand out a mile away. I had first been introduced to these guys back in Denmark. After I said hello, they invited me to join them in drinking beer out of their boot. My quite night...

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Sep 21, 2007 - Too long in Windhoek

Well it is safe to say that we may have blown the budget in the first two weeks in Namibia... so needless to say we have been in Windhoek for the last week recooperating our finances. We found a great backpackers lodge called "The Chameleon" where we have been camping and cooking all our own food in the wonderful kitchen provided. They have a pool, tv with satellite [so that Trev can watch sports [i.e. rugby & cricket]], and a lounge area with a movie library. Pretty comfortable place to spend a week. What else have we been up to? We...

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Mar 19, 2007 - Okavango Delta to Windhoek

18th March - Today was a huge drive day across the border and into Namibia. We were heading for the capital of Windhoek. It is an amazing place, very modern. We headed out to dinner at a great restaurant. We had game meat again which was great. Lex had a mixed game skewer containing ostrich, croc, zebra and kudu and I had a surf and turf with gemsbok (also called oryx). Both meals were unforgettable. We had a bottle of wine and talked the night away. 19th March - Today we had a free morning around town before heading up to Etosha National...

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Nov 30, 2006 - Back in Windhoek

So we arrived back in Windhoek, Justin and Matt left, then Antonia left yesterday so Im whiling away another day here waiting for tomorrow. Tomorrow I go to Swakopmund and continue my travels up north in the hope of seeing some big scary animals! Guessing I wont have access to internet for a while but will be in contact soon. Hope everyone is well. Take care love me xxx

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Nov 28, 2006 - Namibia - Windhoek 'We got bogged hahaha.. Annabel'

Up early to leave at 5:30am to drop the guys and girls departing at the bus terminal. Said goodbye to Drew, Belinda, Nick, Pete, Matt, Louise and Vanessa. Left them at the bus and started our final leg to Cape Town. We headed for the border of Namibia and got a little lost on the way. How, I have no idea considering in peak season a truck leaves once a week to do this trip. At one point we had to turn around, Annabel did not check the ground and went onto the grass. We got bogged in the sand. Not to bad getting it out and were on the road...

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On another jaunt...

Nov 18, 2006 - Bye Bye Cape Town!

Well my plans changed quite dramatically. I quit my waitressing job in Cape Town as I had itchy feet and wanted to carry on travelling (plus I remembered why I said I never wanted to do waitressing again!!) Jax on the other hand decided to stay, and has met a lovely guy called Ryan who is from Cape Town. So I decided to fly the nest after 9 months together and finish the trip by myself...violins! I got on a bus and after a long 20 hours arrived in Windhoek in Namibia this morning. My plan is to do Namibia, Botswana, be in Mozambique for...

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Nov 13, 2006 - Afica: Namibia Final Country for 2006

Well I left Cape town and flew to Wendhoek capitol of Namibia. This will be my last stop in Africa and myfinal destination for these 2006 journeys. Namibia is a desert country with multiple different eco systems i.e desert, world's highest sand dunes, sub-tropical desert, a luch tropical river oasis and much more. Almost every animal known toAfrica also lives inthis harsh climate and desolate wilderness. Tourism here is fast growing as more and more people are discovering the beauty of desert and the way animals have adapted to this...

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Nov 1, 2006 - Finally Namibia!

It was a LONG slog - about 900 km - but I finally made it to Windhoek (Vind-hook)at about 6:00 that night. Southern Namibia just crossing the border seemed so desolate. It was like the landscape that was crumbling in SOuth Africa was actually turning to dust in Namibia. The two lane road was straight and long, and I drove for hours without having a car pass me or vice versa. (There were cars coming in the opposite direction) Just miles and mile of nothing between small towns (if I can call them that) until I arrive in the capital. I must...

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Reilly on the Road

Apr 21, 2006 - Namibia!

From Cape Town we flew to Namibia's capital city of Windhoek (pronounced vinhook)... But first, a quick history on Namibia... the country was ruled by Germany from the late 1800's until about 1920 when South Africa took over, which means the indigenous people also suffered under apartheid until they finally gained independence in 1990. 70% of Windhoek's 250K people still live in townships. There is still a large German population in the cities, but the official language is now English and the country is part of the British Commonwealth....

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Apr 5, 2006 - Windhoek - Namibia

Windhoek, Namibia- April 5 Finally we are heading into one of the countries that prompted our trip-it was near the top of our list of places in the world to visit due in part to other photographers and friends. We drive through miles of flat bushland , see some expensive BMW's, very few people at all and clean. Namibia is a fairly large country with only around 2 million people. It is wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic. Namibia is rich in resources and has spectacular beauty with plenty of elbow room for all. Our first stop...

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Mar 8, 2006 - Arrive in Namibia - Windhoek

So here I am ready for the expedition proper. Had a very expensive breakfast in the Jo'burg youth hostel before getting a pick up to the airport to catch my flight. All went smoothly & as we came into land the view of Namiba was amazing. So vast & surprisingly green (they've had loads of rain for them apparently) - and absolutely no buildings in sight....anywhere. A real contrast to South Africa. After a brief stall at the airport while I helped a Namibian lady with her kids and 12 suitcases majke it through customs, walked out into a tiny...

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Anita in Africa

Feb 2, 2006 - Windhoek, Namibia

Very charming town, clean and green (only time it rains is at this time of year) Looks European, but it is in fact the capital of Namibia. After stress of leaving London and farewells, it was great to relax finally. Only had a day here before heading out on 13 day tour.

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