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Visiting a Himba village in Namibia
We were on safari in Namibia and South Africa in May and my husband and I had the opportunity to visit a Himba village. The villagers were warm and welcoming and loved looking at their pictures we took on our digital camera!
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Drive yourself...Crazy?
The British Automobile Association reports that taxi services in 16 out of 22 World Cities are ‘unacceptable’. That’s no surprise to me, having been in a taxi crashed by a lunatic driver in Prague and having had some very scary close scrapes in Argentina, Brazil and Namibia,where I was driven at 90 MPH by an 80 year old lady in a battered Mercedes. I also steer clear of buses when abroad wherever possible - not for the abundance of local wildlife on board but for the often crazy driving styles employed by drivers on a 20 hour shift fuelled by caffeine or other local ‘stimulants’. For me, self driving is the only way to go- I trust myself much more than local drivers who often seem to rely on a religious icon and good karma when rounding a bend on the wrong side of the road. I’ve driven in around 70 countries, and had some great adventures- the fact that you’re often lost when driving yourself abroad is a great way to meet the locals, and a good excuse to use the art of mime ! (Ever tried miming a railway crossing to a Romanian traffic cop?) To read more details of some of my driving abroad adventures, check out my Roadtrip Tales, or maybe contribute one of your own...
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Namibia Breathes Beauty
Rugged, wild, pristine, soulful, vast are a few words to describe the “home” we all came from – Namibia. Here you will find deep rooted tribal cultures, desert-adapted wildlife, vast conservation areas, soulful landscapes, and the world’s tallest sand dunes in the oldest desert on earth. Namibia breathes beauty. More at: and
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