Thursday, 15 September 2011

Windhoek, Namibia

       The BMW Safari is over! Never really found out what happened, but it was somewhere unknown for the past two weeks. My guess is it missed its connection at an airport somewhere. I broke the front steering bearing, so I will hang out in Windhoek, Namibia until parts come next week.
       I met a great woman who has a dog that we take on hikes most days. This is  helping me stay in shape and learn some local culture.
       Now that I am further south, I have stopped taking malaria pills. The pills caused some very odd dreams, very vivid,, and sometimes bringing back memories I long forgot about 30 years ago.  Some places it's impossible not to be covered in bites.
       I will probably stay in Namibia for the next few weeks before heading east.

Kids will wave you down looking for a ride. I never give rides, usually
they are just walking to their village a few miles away.

The Chinese are here in BIG way building roads through the jungle.
It will create a big change in the next five years.

In the Congo, bootleg gas is smuggled in from Nigeria cheap and sold at
roadside stops like this.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the new update. I heard that about Malaria pills. Did those memories from 30 years ago remind you of the money you owe me for those records I sold you? I am sure I sold you my Partridge Family records .... I cannot find them anywhere. (Insert joke here)

    We just returned from Ft St James; David had a soccer tournament and he turned 15 today.

    We didn't need to buy bootleg gas from a wine bottle but it is NOT cheap .... grrrr

    Glad to hear you got your bike back. Hopefully it will be up and running soon.

    Take care. We enjoy the posts.

    Love the Harneds