We left on Sunday morning, traveling due north through the
Namibia's take on Table Mountain
Soon after crossing the border, we drove to
look how geometric the mountains are. geology is awesome.
We had booked a place to stay in Aus before we left
mountains near our hotel
Aus is famous for its wild horses, so we made a special stop to see them before continuing our journey north into the
admission inside the castle was too expensive, so that's all I got
We continued our journey the next morning to Sossusvlei, home to
We knew we were in for a long drive up the coast to
We made it to Swakopmund before dark so we were able to explore the town for a while and make reservations for the next day. Swakopmund is a very quaint beach town with a distinctly German feel. We went to bed early as we planned to wake up at 4:00 a.m. to see the sunrise over the dunes. When we woke up, we found that it had rained during the night and our driver admitted that the fog was too dense to see anything that morning. We were disappointed, but we were lucky that the weather had cooperated up until then.
i know these look as fake as a Microsoft Windows background, but I really did sandboard on them
After a short nap (and game of Jenga) we met a guide who drove us out to the dunes. The weather had cleared up by then and we were able to go sandboarding—sliding down the dunes on a piece of cardboard (a “Kalahari Ferrari,” as the guide called it)—which was a definite highlight of the trip. The guide had a radar gun and tracked me going 74 kilometers an hour down the dunes (I was the fastest of the day on one of the rides). We ate a quick lunch before shuttling off to
This semester’s winding down. I’ve finished all of my papers for the rest of the term, but I have two more tests before exams begin on the 29th. On the bright side (literally!), the blackouts have ended, allowing me to write this post. It’s also winter here now, which means I haven’t seen the sun since the middle of April. It’s a good thing, too, or else I would never want to leave…