|The adventure on the dirt road continues!|
|That time in December 2011, when 11 people tried to hike to Luderitz... and failed. #heatstrokeistheworst|
Get to talk to some really friendly and interesting people. Sometimes great conversations, solid human interaction, point of peace corps
If people don’t want to talk, generally you get to listen to some quality namjams
Often in much more comfortable private vehicles. Generally don’t have to pay, or pay much less than the public transportation rate
You never know what kind of person is picking you up. They could be unsafe. Driver could be drinking and driving. Occasionally you have to listen to racist Afrikaners.
Not as reliable – you could end up not getting a ride/stuck somewhere
You will get to where you need to go… eventually
Your personal space is more than likely to be invaded
Odds are high the combi will break down at some point
You are guaranteed to be late to your destination
It will be hot
Safety standards are almost always lower than required [what are safety belts?!?!]
Way more expensive than they should be, given the quality of the transportationYour ears will hurt a lot from the music being blasted at inhuman levels
|One of oh-so-many signs that will need to be changed.|
|Our last night out in Windhoek. I'm going to miss these crazy people so much!!|
|Team Cheetah dropped off in the veld... notice that only|
one of the boys is actually trying to use some map skills!
They're in for a long night.
|Teamwork competition day - they could have just stepped over the |
stones to get to the other side, but they didn't listen closely
to the directions! Most ended up trying to high jump over the wire!
|See that curving mud/dirt road? That's what Lesotho's roads look like -|
a bit of an adventure to drive on!
|People in Lesotho are known for the blankets they drape over themselves|
to stay warm in the cold weather!
|Lesotho traditional healer explaining the purpose of what he is wearing|
|Onward to spending the night at the airport and coming home to Nam!|
|DPS learners who participated in opening ceremonies.|
They're called drummies. Look at those fancy outfits!!
|This was the 'map' we used the whole trip because we were too cheap to buy a real one... there was a lot of guesswork involved when determining if we were going the right way.|
|The Garden Route!|
|Fez, whom one could call the fun czar of the hostel, took us on a hike to the edge of a cliff to get this view for sundowners. Coffee Bay is the best!|