2 In Africa/ Namibia

Everyday Moments: Swakopmund, Namibia

In Swakopmund, a small city on the Skeleton Coast of Namibia with a heavy German influence, I spent an hour or so in a library tucked in the back of a quiet courtyard reading an old “Marie Claire” magazine (a woman’s first-person account of visiting a shaman!) and otherwise perusing the titles–in English, Afrikaans and other languages–on the shelves. It was part of a slow, easy day that was much needed after many long days of travel and camping. The last photo is not a mistake–free condoms are offered in various public places in Namibia, including the library!

What local places do you like to explore when you travel?




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    April 8, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Love the pix. Were you the only one patronizing the library?

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    April 8, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    The only tourist I saw, though two of my travel-mates said they went to the library, too. There were a bunch of school kids and one local (I think) man was reading a newspaper in the stacks. I love libraries.

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