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Day 1949 – 1957: Windhoek, Namibia

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Feb - 11 - 2016

When I arrived at my Windoek hostel I had met fellow Africa cyclist Oliver from Switzerland. Soon thereafter Javier from Spain ( also rolled into the campsite. Javi is cycling around the world, and since he had done the Americas north to south I figured we would have been close to each other at some point. Sure enough it turned out that we had both been celebrating New Year 2014/15 in Cali, Colombia. Small world!

As if three cyclists wasn’t enough, I got an email from Danish adventurer Martin Adserballe ( asking if I knew a hostel in Windhoek since he would be landing in a couple of days. There was obviously many cycling stories to be exchanged!

Apart from all the cycling talk I also got a chance to see a more local side of Windhoek as I was invited to join Fenni and her friends at a local restaurant. There was even worms on the menu! I didn’t try this time, but next time I get the chance I promise I will 🙂 Thanks for the invitation Fenni!

Socially it was a great time in Windhoek – visa wise not so much. I though I was on track to get a visa to Angola (one of the hardest countries in the world to get a visa for) but after a week things didn’t look too bright. There are always other options, but things obviously take a long time around here…

Together with Olivier I did some research about other possible routes towards West Africa, and we came to the conclusion that it would be possible to go through Zambia and Congo.

I guess this will be my new plan…

Categories: Namibia
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One Response so far.

  1. I was wondering if you were going to cross paths with Javier. 🙂 I guess Windhoek is a bit of a cycling crossroads.