Namibia Day 1

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August 4th 2012
Published: August 4th 2012
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So here we are approximately 4,000 miles from home. We left at 5:30pm yesterday and arrived in our guest house 22 hours later, after 12 hours flying on two flights, 8 hours waiting around airports (but we did have a lovely meal in Gordon Ramsey’s Plane Food at Heathrow terminal five) and two taxi journeys, we are ready to start our holiday and by now we are more in need of one than when we left.

Our transport has arrived, a new Ford Ranger double cab complete with two spare wheels for the inevitable punctures (or so we have been told). As I suspect we will be spending a lot of time in this over the next two weeks we hope a very reliable car.

We took the car out and successfully negotiated navigating in Windhoek, finding and parking in a multi-storey car park and doing a supermarket shop (supplies and plenty of water to allow for emergencies).

Tonight we had a lovely meal at a restaurant called NICE, the Namibian version being about food rather than hospitals (Namibian Institute for Culinary Excellence), a training restaurant where we had a very good meal indeed with excellent and friendly service.

Not much more to add for day one but we are here safe, very tied after virtually no sleep on the plane last night as it was rammed full and we have found out the hard way the difference between the space provided by South African Airlines and BA for their respective cheap seats.

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