Africa: Day Three

Windhoek Travel Blog

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What I saw when I deplaned.

I ended up not having a seat mate on the flight from Germany into Windhoek, which was so nice, because I was able to spread out a bit, and I actually got a little sleep. We arrived in Windhoek, and were greeted by an amazing African sunrise. I had a little trouble going through customs, because I didn't know the name of the village that I was going to, only that it was near Rundu. The lady was really nice, though, and told me to go find my friend and get the village name and come back. So I went through and found McKenzie right away...she was filming me as I came through the door. Just what you want after traveling for 35 hours =) She gave me the village name which I in turn gave to the customs worker, and got my passport back and was free to go.

We sat in a little cafe in the airport for a cup of coffee, and then went on our way. The drive into the city was uneventful, although it was a little trippy driving on the opposite side of the road in the opposite side of the car than I am used to. We went straight to the house where we'd be staying the night and unloaded my stuff. I showered, then we had to jump start the car that we had to drive back to Rundu. It had been used by a family who is now gone, so it worked out really well that Mac would be picking me up. Then we went to the Port Street Mall and did a little souveneir shopping and ran some errands for some of the other volunteers in Rundu. We also visited Katutura, a shanty part of Windhoek. I was amazed at how big the area is, and that so many people live in that much poverty, even in the middle of a really beautiful city.

Then back to the hosts' house to relax before dinner. For dinner, we went to Joe's Beerhouse, a very cool place with indoor and outdoor seating, ponds, grass roofs on the different rooms or patios, and an amazing atmosphere. We had a couple drinks, and for the main course ate a kabob type thing with veggies, as well as Kudu, chicken, Zebra, Ostrich, and crocodile meat...all very good...the crocodile was a little weird though. All in all it was a good experience. Then it was back to the house for some more catching up, and then bed.

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What I saw when I deplaned.
What I saw when I deplaned.
Street vendor at the Post Street M…
Street vendor at the Post Street …
City of Windhoek
City of Windhoek
Windhoek
Windhoek
Windhoek
Windhoek
Entering Katutura, the shanty part…
Entering Katutura, the shanty par…
Katutura
Katutura
Katutura
Katutura
Katutura
Katutura
Being as this is my profession, I …
Being as this is my profession, I…
Our first critter sighting
Our first critter sighting
Our host familys house
Our host family's house
McKenzie outside the flat where we…
McKenzie outside the flat where w…
Inside the flat
Inside the flat
Me with my wild African game kabob
Me with my wild African game kabob
And Mac with hers
And Mac with hers
She was having a bit of trouble ge…
She was having a bit of trouble g…
Us at Joes Beerhouse
Us at Joe's Beerhouse
Windhoek
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