Windhoek, Southern Namibia, and Back Again

(No WiFi while camping so expect another 2-ish week delay before any more updates on Namibian adventures)
Overheard on a Cape-Town to Windhoek overnight bus…
“Well, when this bus arrives in Windhoek, I’m planning to stay at a backpackers and try to meet some other people to rent a car together and spend a few weeks camping and exploring the country,” I explained.
“But you don’t know anyone there? And you’ve never been to Namibia before?” Jake asked, looking at me like I was crazy.
“Hahaha well no… But I’ll figure it out when I get there, right?”  I answered my new Namibian friend, feeling like I might be.

Continue reading “Windhoek, Southern Namibia, and Back Again”

South Africa, I Love You But You’re Kicking Me Out

To the tune of LCD Soundsystem
Once again, an expiring visa is the reason I move on to the next country. As excited as I am to begin my next adventure, South Africa was a particularly tough country to leave behind. I’ve left a big chunk of my heart there and know that I’ll return to pick it back up again. The next chapter of my journey begins this week as I head to Namibia to make some new friends and hopefully organize a road trip to see the country together.

Continue reading “South Africa, I Love You But You’re Kicking Me Out”

Road Trip To…

Remember all of those uniquely amazing individuals I said I had met at CurioCity in Maboneng?  Well, one of them was Jelmer, a Dutchman who flew from Amsterdam to Johannesburg to buy a car and “drive it North to Sudan or Kenya” over the course of six months. We arrived at the hostel a day apart and in our initial chats, our complementary situations became apparent: he was looking for someone to join him on an initial practice trip to Cape Town and I was looking for a ride just about anywhere before my visa ran out.

Continue reading “Road Trip To…”

Bartending in Maboneng

Late post this week because I’ve been spending far more time living it than writing about it. For the last two weeks in May, I was staying at CurioCity Backpackers in the Maboneng Precinct of Johannesburg. I’m on the road again now, en route to Cape Town with a few overnight stops along the way.

Continue reading “Bartending in Maboneng”