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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wilkommen bei Namibia

A fisherman told us that there are 2-3 people per square kilometer living in Namibia. When you drive through the country, it definitely feels like it. At times, hundreds of kilometers separate what could barely be called hamlets containing at the very least a petrol station. Their two biggest seaside towns ooze of German colonialism. At times, you forget you're in Namibia, hearing more German spoken than English or Afrikaans. We took a boat ride in Luderitz, lunched at the jetty in Swakopmund and visited the old diamond mining post turned ghost town of Kolmanskop.

Luderitz harbor

Abandoned home at Kolmanskop Mining Town

Sand filled rooms

Sea and dunes at Swakopmund

Swakop - more German than Germany

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