The Arrival

We’re finally in Namibia! The last week has been really hectic, but by God’s grace we made it safely!  The trip started last Thursday.  Our bus left at 6:40 am and our plane flew to South Korea at 9:40.  We had a 12 (!!!!) hour layover in Seoul and finally left for Dubai at 11:50 that night. Then we had two 10 hour flights interrupted by a three hour layover in Dubai, finally arriving in Cape Town after 37 hours! We stayed with my dear aunt and uncle for a couple of nights and, after we recovered, the fun really began.  We rented a car (a Chevy Spark Lite, emphasis on the Lite) and began our 20 hour drive to Swakopmund.  On the way we saw everything from baboons to kudu to tiny little antelope to warthogs to ostrich. I got pretty badly sunburned on one arm because the sun was on my side for a couple of hours and it was relentless. At one point we left the highway to make a food stop and ended up in a rather dodgy part of town. We kept driving with our fingers crossed and made it to a slightly safer part. It was absolutely incredible to drive through the South African and Namibian landscapes. There’s so much contrast in both countries and it’s a joy to experience.  You see desert and lush, green fields, mountains, the occasional body of water, veld, and weird rocky formations.  My favorite part, however, was watching Adam come alive the further from civilization we went.  As he reminded me, for the past 9 months we’ve been within a few meters of someone at all times.  No matter where we go, there are always people. Even in our apartment we feel like there are people right there.  Now we get to stay in a gorgeous little beach house directly across from the ocean. I will be posting pictures so you can get a look! Being back in my hometown has been slightly emotional and really weird because I have Adam with me. We’re really enjoying just relaxing and spending time with each other. That’s all I’ve got for now,  we’ll update soon!

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One thought on “The Arrival

  1. Stephanie

    Wow, that’s a long journey! I’m glad you’ve made it safely. Enjoy your vacation 🙂 It’s amazing how many parts of the world you’ve seen. I look forward to seeing your pictures!

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