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Day 1966 – 1969, Otavi – Tsumeb: Affordable Recovery

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on Mar - 01 - 2016

Distance: 63.5 km
Ride time: 3:35:11
Average: 17.7 km/h
Max speed: 48.2 km/h
Total: 45753 km

Normally I love cycling in hilly terrain, but with my back still in a questionable shape, the hills outside Tsumeb gave me a bit of trouble. Nothing wrong with the view, though.

After a short climb I was rolling into Tsumeb, looking for an affordable place to rest for some days. I found just what I was looking for at the cosy Mousebird Backpackers. A dorm bed was 7$, but since I was the only guest in the dorm it was very much like having my own huge private room.

Tsumeb is a local mining town with some 15000 inhabitants. Due to it’s proximity with the Etosha National Park there are also a fair number of tourists. With a couple of big supermarkets and even some coffee shops and restaurant it was a good place to stop for a few days to rest and recover.

During my days at the Mousebird I didn’t do much else than lying in bed while doing a bit of work on my laptop. Oh well, there will be plenty of more physical days coming up soon!

Categories: Namibia
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One Response so far.

  1. I hope you’re in good condition again, by now!