When the red sun sets…

When the red sun sets…
This entry is part 8 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

13/09/2014 Yesterday, a small herd of springbok crossed the road in front of us, and then stopped briefly, probably to point fingers and laugh at us. Niel used the moment to give them a good talking to, in preparation for their big game against the All Blacks today. We are taking the day off. Niel…

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I’ve still got sand in my shoes…

I’ve still got sand in my shoes…
This entry is part 7 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

12 September 2014 I’ll blame old age for my increasing levels of apprehension for the unknown. How do they manage to take those photo’s. Do you have to be there at a specific time? Will we get there in time for that magic moment? It is about a 60km drive from our lodge to the…

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And solitaire’s the only game in town…

And solitaire’s the only game in town…
This entry is part 6 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

11/09/2014 It is only recently that I started getting an interest in Sossusvlei. I’ve come to love photo’s of skeleton-like trees against a backdrop of the red dunes, and would love to be able to take one myself. Today, we set off from Swakopmund to the Sossusvlei area. I’m slightly apprehensive, because it would be…

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Wider than a mile…

Wider than a mile…
This entry is part 5 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

10/09/2014 The national flower of Namibia is the Welwitschia. It is unique in the Namib, and is in fact a coniferous dwarf tree that is related to the pine tree. It appears as though the Welwitschia has many intertwined leaves, but in reality there are only two leaves which continue to grow throughout its lifespan….

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I’m knitting with only one needle…

I’m knitting with only one needle…
This entry is part 4 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

09/09/2014 Enough of this city stuff. Let’s rather head out to the coast. But first we stopped at the Old Brewery in Windhoek. The building has been converted into an arts and crafts centre. Of course I would want to see what they have! And I can highly recommend the fresh fruit juice at the…

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This is a song for the Captain…

This is a song for the Captain…
This entry is part 3 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

08/09/2014 Just outside Keetmanshoop there is a signpost that claims that it is exactly 500km to Windhoek. This is our agenda for the day. And with the help of some good music on the trusted iPod, it should be a breeze. We usually set the iPad on shuffle, and enjoy the random song choices it…

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It’s a kinda lazy life, I know

It’s a kinda lazy life, I know
This entry is part 2 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

07/09/2014 We always make the same mistake. Too many things to see in too little time. This time, I tried to not have us do that. There were two things I wanted to be sure that we see during our time at the Quiver tree forest. The one being the quiver trees. The other the…

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The sunset in its golden splendor

The sunset in its golden splendor
This entry is part 1 of 14 in the series Sunsets, Dunes and Quiver Trees - Namibia 2014

06/09/2014 I’ve always been one for cool, green landscapes. With lots of water. I simply don’t like heat. And I don’t do desert, sand and dust. And yet, that is exactly what we are up to currently. We’re on a roadtrip through parts of Namibia. And I’m super excited. As always, planning took some effort,…

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Is this the real life…

Is this the real life…
This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

29 August 2013. It’s hard to believe that we once had a ‘normal’ life. Yet we suddenly realise that, very soon, we will return to that life. We start our last day with the usual city tour. Our guide is hilarious, and loves telling us about how ineffective the Czechs are at fighting in wars,…

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You may say I’m a dreamer…

You may say I’m a dreamer…
This entry is part 22 of 23 in the series Legends, Bohemians & Bratwurst - Europe 2013

28 August 2013. It’s our last travel day. We’re going back to where we started – Prague. The trip from Vienna to Prague is a short one. But very quickly, we experience the difference between Austrian and Czech roads. The latter being a lot bumpier. In fact, it felt like we were driving with various…

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