Monday, February 7, 2022
In front of my $551 a month apartment. Best deal in Windhoek. I have a living room, fully equipped kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, plus access to my landlord's garden and gazebo. All utilities are included.
The truck is not mine, of course. It belongs to another lodger in the same complex. This was the spacious residence of a German family, and they even had a swimming pool. Now named Ramblers, it's owned by an Indian electrical engineering professor at the University of Namibia.
On the 15th, I'll have to vacate my space, since another tenant is coming in, but only for 12 days. She reserved that slot before I even got here. Though I can just move into a lesser room, I'll go to Swakopmund instead, then come back. It's about time I see the Namibian coast.
Swakopmund sounds ultra exotic, but it just means "mouth of the Swakop [River]." There's less sun there, my landlord warned me, with fog fairly frequent, so expect clammy weather. I told him I had spent 9 months in England. "Oh, so you'll love it!" he responded.