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Day Twenty Five – Easy go easy come

17th October 2011

sunny 36 °C

Cities mean sanctuary at the moment. A chance to catch up on writing, cull some photos send postcards, arrange our affairs and restock and recharge. In one morning we successfully planned the next month of our trip with a little help from the Namibian Wildlife Resorts Office.

That done, we had some buying to do. Laura wanted some sunglasses for her birthday so I gave her a couple of hundred rand (twenty quid) to do some food shopping whilst I organised some birthday stuff. I met her in the supermarket half an hour later at which point she realised that her short shorts had shorter pockets and the money had gone. Not really a disaster, but when you spend your time washing your own clothes to save money it was a sizeable chunk. She had a quick retrace of her steps but how long does twenty quid last on the floor of a supermarket..?

This minor hiccup left us subdued, but someone was looking down on us. Ten minutes later, walking along the high street I stooped to scoop a piece of paper from the floor. A two hundred Namibian dollar piece of paper. There was no one nearby. Boom, we were back in the game. When one door closes... The money was burning a hole in our pockets and we had tat shopping to do. Some good bartering left us with a heap of wooden items all at about 70% discount from the start price!

We dined out at Joes’ Beer House, renowned for stocking lots of beer and serving game steaks. I had a mouth-watering Gemsbok fillet that was as big as it was tasty and Somers had an Ostrich salad. I’d been waiting to taste one from the minute I set eyes on them in the Kalahari two weeks ago.

Posted by ibeamish 10:21 Archived in Namibia

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