onwards to the capital

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early morning sunrise

As our alarm clock went of, we quickly jumped out of our bed and hurried of to the waterhole, but sadly enough we missed the sunrise with mere minutes. I guess Norman was wrong with his timing and although we waited for a while to see if some animals would show up, it seemed that they were still sound asleep.

Instead of waiting some more, we went back to our bungalow, packed our stuff and walked towards the breakfast room of the lodge where we met up with Rinsy. After breakfast we all quickly packed our luggage inside Chris and as we said goodbye to the NP, we drove through the gate about half an hour later. Such a shame really coz I was hoping we were going to spend at least half a day inside the park but sadly enough we had to move on.

As we drove further on the dusty roads of Namibia, we stopped once a while for a bushie bushie or a toilet stop as well as for a bit of souvenir hunting.

at the market
I don't exactly remember how the place was called since it was just across a gas station but the market was quite big and although the people at the market were very eager to sell stuff, besides a few bracelets, nothing much was bought. I guess in a way we were bad tourists.

It must have been a bit after 12 AM when Rhyno prepared a delicious lunch and about an hour later we were back on the road again, direction capital city.

Our crew was hoping to reach the place around 3 PM, but when we finally arrived at Windhoek, it must have been a little bit later and as we met up with our guide at the Christ Church, I immediately longed for the peaceful sceneries of the past few weeks.

the entrance can't be missed
I guess I am a countrygirl when it comes to cities. I love to visit them, don't get me wrong, but I rather be at the countryside.

I must admit that I was interested how the capital city would look like, but once we arrived, I wanted to get out of the place as quick as possible. I don't know why, but the vibe just wasn't there.

Our guide took us first to the Christ Church and explained a little bit more about the church itself and than it was onwards to a rather large building which we soon discovered was owned by North Korea. Needless to say, we were not all that interested with things going on in that country. If I only look at that rather ugly little man that thinks the world revolves around him, my stomach turns, but that's my opinion of course.

From the building that looked like a coffee machine, we went onwards to the Alte Feste, a fortress that nowaydays is also a museum where you can find lots of information about the history of the country.

sculptures big and small
Sadly enough it was closed, so we moved on to the middle of the centre of town, where we got the chance to buy an icecream or have a cup of coffee and that was our city tour of the capital city.

I must admit that I didn't instantly fell in love with the city, but that doesn't mean that I think it had more to offer. For the first time I was a bit disappointed in the organisation Nomad, but I guess time was of the essence and they tried to let us see a little bit of it.

As we said goodbye to a few members of our group who had to catch a flight home or to the lovely island of Zanzibar, we all got the feeling our group was going to fall apart. Tomorrow me and Tania had to say goodbye to even more people, it was really tough!

With the remainder of the group, we drove for maybe a little more than an hour to our lodge for tonight.

loads and loads of shops
Not that it was that far from the city but just getting out of the centre was very difficult. Traffic jams aren't that uncommon in the capital city just like they do in Europe. Once we got out, it was smooth driving.

As we arrived at the lodge we quickly got our key to the room, relaxed for a while and we all got back together at dinner which was set at 8 PM. Our last supper, if you may call it that was a great one with lots of laughs and exchanging of mails and so on. Sadly enough our tour had come to an end and I guess I realised that the most as I was lying in my bed way after midnight.

Ils1976 says:
thanks so much for the kind words Walter!
Posted on: Feb 13, 2018
walterman9999 says:
A very good easy to understand blog. Thanks for sharing your experience with TB on a neat place I will never see in person.
Posted on: Feb 13, 2018
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early morning sunrise
early morning sunrise
at the market
at the market
the entrance cant be missed
the entrance can't be missed
sculptures big and small
sculptures big and small
loads and loads of shops
loads and loads of shops
happy colors
happy colors
big shop
big shop
detailed masks
detailed masks
Tania found her soulmate
Tania found her soulmate
preparing lunch
preparing lunch
it is a healthy one
it is a healthy one
Christ Church
Christ Church
beautiful view on the city from ci…
beautiful view on the city from c…
some museum along the way which wa…
some museum along the way which w…
the North Korean Coffeemaker ... b…
the North Korean Coffeemaker ... …
Dr. Sam Nujoma, founding president…
Dr. Sam Nujoma, founding presiden…
interesting statue
interesting statue
no words are needed
no words are needed
Windhoek
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