Namibia’s Olde Germany
Church on the Rock and mansion, Luderitz

Namibia’s Olde Germany

In brief: Why was olden German a predominant style within so many Namibian towns? We discovered both the charm and the interesting history during our visit. How surprising to find olden German within Namibia! Colorful…

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Engraved magic at Twyfelfontein
Dancing kudu, Twyfelfontein

Engraved magic at Twyfelfontein

In brief: Not only were the rock art figures here etched into the rock, but they served magical purposes. We've seen plenty of rock art during our trip through the southwest of Africa. Yet, the…

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The Dunes of Namibia
Deadvlei, Sossuvlei

The Dunes of Namibia

Namibia is famous for the extensive sand dunes that drift to and fro near the Atlantic Ocean, the western coastline of Africa. We drove through most of this landscape, but made two special stops along…

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Kolmanskop: Diamonds now rough
Manager's house

Kolmanskop: Diamonds now rough

In brief: A large company town where high-tech equipment is disused while mansions and main street vanish under dunes, the ghost town of Kolmanskop tells many tales today. Mansions filling with hillocks of sand; breadmaking…

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Today in Botswana
Kalahari Ferrari, or donkey cart

Today in Botswana

In brief: We spent enough time across Botswana that we learned quite a bit about the culture and the lifestyle. Botswana has mainly been a model of good government in Africa. It has not been…

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Life in the Pans
Our baobab in the full moon, Lekhubu

Life in the Pans

The dry – and occasionally water-filled – hollows known as pans are a common feature of the Botswana landscape. Full of life, they summed up our experience in the southern part of the country. Kgalakgadi…

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