July 2, 2014
30 hours of travelling over the course of three days and we are here…!
Today was our first day in Namibia! We are all feeling a little jet lagged and groggy today, but Windhoek is so beautiful we had to explore. First we went to a local craft market filled with beautiful vendors. There was a range of jewelry, dishes, clothes, and household items; almost all of us left with a small item.
Afterwards we went to the grocery store to get some food for the next few days. It’s always interesting to see the different foods available in foreign countries. Some of us were brave and picked out new items, others picked classic comfort food.
We returned to the Wadadee House and were trying to keep busy, so we played a game! On a sheet of paper we each had the opportunity to write a word and create a story. You can see a picture below to see the ridiculous things that our sleep deprived brains came up with.
In the evening we had a Braai. It’s similar to a barbeque in Canada, and it’s usually held for more special occasions. Shaun, the owner of the Wadadee, made the food for us. There were chicken kebobs, steak, corn, garlic bread and salad. Everything was so delicious! According to Shaun, at a Braai you are not allowed to use utensils. That means we were eating the steak with our hands! The two boys really seemed to enjoy that.
It was a long day and we are still all getting settled so most of us went to bed shortly after, however some stayed up for late night chats. It’s been great getting to know each other and bond over the last few days, and we are starting to feel like a family.