The Windhoek Experience (Namibia: Part Three)

 

 

 

cropped-cropped-10159_486220024781110_356609770_n.jpg
Photo credit: Peter Kanana

WINDHOEK is the capital city of Namibia. It has a population of slightly under 300 000 people. The CBD isn’t very busy, at least in comparison to Nairobi and is relatively slow. The buildings aren’t very high either. It is very clean, well planned and people obey traffic rules (most times at least). The weather was sunny and warm during the day  (I was there in winter), and very chilly at night. The strangest thing about Windhoek to me, was that there are no mini buses or buses for public transport. NONE. Only saloon cars used as taxis.

IMG_20130625_083741
Windhoek CBD
IMG_20130625_083858
Windhoek taxi. There are no buses or mini buses here.

IMG_20130625_082018

IMG_20130625_084114

——————————————————————————————————-

On my first day in Windhoek, Helga organised a shoot for us with her talented photographer friend Peter Kanana of Galaxy Photography. Here is a snippet of the shoot. He’s really good. Make your way to his facebook page and do what you need to do.

galaxy
Moi… Photo credit: Peter Kanana
IMG_20130620_151311
Helga. Photo credit: Peter Kanana

——————————————————————————————————–

IMG_20130620_171933
Such decadence… at Panarottis

IMG_20130620_171040

IMG_20130624_123152

—————————————————————————————————–

I went up a place called ‘Three Circles’ with some friends to see the city by night. It was quite pretty I must say. And it had some pretty cool graffiti too!

IMG_20130625_080323
Windhoek by night
IMG_20130624_191441
The view from ‘Three Circles’ in Windhoek is very pretty.

IMG_20130623_102836

somebody feed this graffiti artist happy pills already
somebody feed this graffiti artist happy pills already

——————————————————————————————————–
‘Single Quarters’ in Katutura- Windhoek, is home to some of the best Kapana. Kapana is the Namibian nyama choma.  There were different stalls with men roasting their meat and one simply goes around the stalls picking where to eat their meat. Nothing like some good street food.
IMG_20130625_080519 IMG_20130625_081016

IMG_20130625_081642

IMG_20130625_080919

IMG_20130625_080745
Kapana

IMG_20130625_081423

IMG_20130625_081218
Kapana salsa… something like East Africa’s Kachumbari. Eaten with the Kapana. DELISH

IMG_20130625_081553
IMG_20130625_081753 IMG_20130625_081845

Because cool people wear coloured pants. :)
Because cool people wear coloured pants. 🙂

——————————————————————————————————–

IMG_20130621_114319
with my Namibian hosts just before we left for Swakopmund

IMG_20130625_081929


SWAKOPMUND PICTURES COMING SOON. THEY ARE UBER COOL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell me what you think in the comment section. :)

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s