Living in Cape Town is quite a crazy life to live if you fully submerge yourself in all the activity’s that it has to offer. Lately I have been doing just that, and it’s starting to take it’s toll on me.
I decided to take some leave from work and hop on the bus to Windhoek, Namibia. It’s a casual 20 hour bus ride. 20 hours is LONG!! But, if you get the Intercape Sleepliner from Cape Town to Windhoek, the trip isn’t all that bad. The seats recline substantially, but do remember to bring your own pillow and blanket. It’s cold on that bus at night and I was stupid enough not to bring a blanket.
One of my most special friends of all time, Jaco, is currently working in Windhoek, and he’s always inviting me to visit. So Jaco’s brother, Reyno, and myself, decided to go on a little trip to Namibia, and here we are.
There isn’t much to do or see, but the time out is what I needed and what I came for. While Jaco is at work during the day, his house mates have been taking us around the town. I’m also spending a lot of my time researching and planning my next adventures. In the evenings we’ve been going to see some of the locals bars. Sunset at the Hilton Hotel, Wednesday night live music at the Warehouse Theatre, Friday night drinks at Joe’s Beer House. Namibia is all about the beer and a miss-mash of English, Afrikaans and German. Everybody speaks a combination of these three. It’s incredible.
One thing random, but worth mentioning, is the dry air. It’s higher in altitude than Cape Town of course, but man I’ve been struggling with my nose. It’s been dry and bloody and crusty this past week. I’m leaving to go back home tomorrow, but my nose is only coming right now. Be warned.
I’m so glad I decided to come on this little getaway, to refreshen my spirit and my body. It really is the time-out that I’ve been needing. Consider me back in my happy bubble again at last. It’s been awhile now.
- Overland from Cape Town to Namibia (talesofatraveladdict.wordpress.com)
- Namibia – playing in and on sand dunes (annestravelandphotography.wordpress.com)
- From Namibia to Nigeria, travel to Paul Theroux’s Africa and bring his book, The Last Train To Zona Verde, to life (metro.co.uk)
- The Ideal Itinerary for a Namibian Self-Drive Tour (selfdrivenamibia.wordpress.com)