But let’s be fair. You don’t want to hear about the fancy restaurants. You want to see pictures! Of Namibia!
There is an interesting monument here erected by the Germans, celebrating their defeat (read: massacre) of the Herero people who had tried to fight the colonialists. Interesting.
I basically chose Namibia for its size. It’s bigger than the state of Texas, yet it has a population of only 2 million, with approximately 300 000 of them in the capital city, Windhoek. This makes Namibia the second least populated country in the world (after Mongolia). I’m fascinated with the idea of so much space. I was also interested in living in a city that had a fairly small population and yet served as the cultural, social, and political centre of the whole big country. It makes for an interesting looking downtown, one that is clearly lively and busy without being annoyingly crowded.
So far the only American chain store that I recognize here is not McDonalds, not Starbucks, but KFC. which is giant here. there are so many jokes I can make about this, but won't.
This is where I am going to be working:
more pictures will follow once i figure out how to not pay for internet!