It was our last day in Namibia and we decided to sign up for a sandboarding lesson in Swakopmund. Our two guides took us out to the desert where, after a strenuous hike up the dune, we strapped on snowboards and helmets and rode down the orange sand. The thrill was over in less than two minutes, at which point we had to climb back up to the top of the dune and do it all over again. But what an adrenaline rush it was! The guides, who had never seen snow, killed it doing jumps and tricks on their boards. They were so cool they ended up inviting us to have a drink with them at a bar with them in their township. We played pool, had some local drinks and made new friends. A highlight of our trip.