Windhoek Welcome

February 10, 2012

Dear Family and Friends,

Today I woke up at 3:30 in the morning to catch a flight to Windhoek, Namibia. After an ordeal (a misunderstanding about visas) at the immigration station, I finally got the stamp of approval to get into the country.

This first picture is the view from my hotel room. Not bad! When I arrived at 10:30, I wasn’t able to check in immediately, so I went for an exploratory walk around Windhoek. I ate a brunch of a Malawian dish, which included more spinach than I’ve had in the past year plus some tomatoes, onions, and peanuts. A hardy dose of vegetables to say the least. Oh, and some hard cider. Why not.

I checked into the hotel and worked during the afternoon. It started to rain so hard outside. We’re currently in the middle of the Namibian rainy season.

For dinner, I went to Joe’s  Beerhouse, a “famous” bar in Windhoek. Here’s one view of it walking in.

I made friends with the bartender and he had me try some of their best German dishes. They had long names and I can’t pronounce them. Meat, potatoes, creamy mushroom sauce, and salad… yum. The food they are really famous for is their Game… they have Kudu, Zebra, Ostrich, all sorts of wild animals to taste. I haven’t decided if i’ll try that yet. Anyway, I’m exhausted and am so excited to veg out in bed and watch TV.

Love,

Annie

 

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