Every market place… (Namibia: Part 5)

This post is loooooooooooooooooooong overdue. I’m sorry. It’s the last part to my Namibia series. I got back to Cape Town a week ago and I have been so darn lazy to edit my pictures and put them up. I am forgiven I guess (well, I forgive myself).

I hope if you are reading this, you have read the other parts to this series. Here’s part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. After Swakopmund, I headed up to the north, to Ondangwa, which is where my friend/ host stays with her family. From Windhoek, it was a 10 hour trip by bus (I know!).

The northern Oshana region of Namibia is the second most populous region of the country after its capital. It was hot during the day (29 degrees in WINTER you guys!) and very chilly at night. Apparently it goes up to 40+ in summer. Remind me never to go to Namibia in summer please. The main economic activity here is agriculture, with cattle farming leading.

While in Ondangwa, I mainly chilled, which was very welcome because I had spent 50% of my time travelling up and down the country. I also visited Oshakati, which is the capital of the Oshana region and visited the market there. Pictures are the best way to share things experiences.

dried spinach
traditional dress for Oshiwambo women
Grandmothers give these pretty pieces to their granddaughters to wear around their necks or waists. They are made of shells
Mopani worms

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My friend Helga
Yours truly


While at the market, there happened to be a totem parade! It was pretty exciting! There were dancers,,, and totems,,, and people singing.

They say that:

The best camera to have is the one with you.

This is so true! Because everything happened so quickly! One minute I was looking at Mopani worms, and the next, there was this parade. The only camera I had was the one on my tablet, and I usually avoid using it, especially in public places, but who was I to let a TOTEM PARADE go by without capturing it?? Huh?

I have no idea what this is supposed to be
I think this was supposed to be a grasshopper

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6 thoughts on “Every market place… (Namibia: Part 5)

  1. Janira says:

    Me and Angie were talking about you the other day and its true. Just when we think you cant be any prettier you shock us. πŸ™‚

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