We were sad to say goodbye to Dqae, but we had a long road ahead to Namibia. We did a quick overnight in Toosha at a friend of the South African's, and brought with us another Kalahari rain. The next day we set out for Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. It's a cute city, but as I had imagined most of the 2 million Namibians living here, it was much smaller than I thought. It doesn't take long to wander around and get your bearings, which was nice since I was transitioning from the desolation of the Kalahari. There were plenty of pizza places, and also the popular Joe's Beer House. I had a go at the Mopani Worms at one place, but didn't quite manage more than 1... they tasted like squishy charcoal! The Warehouse Theatre is a cool spot that had a rock band one night, and a jazz/trivia night the 2nd time we went. There is also a restaurant nearby that has reggae night, and dancing there is a priority! The Cardboard Box wasn't great but it had a pool and wifi, two nice amenities! The party scene at the hostel never seemed to cease as it seems to be a favorite local hangout. Luckily the tent area is large enough to keep the noise away. The Chameleon had a better vibe, but not much room for camping. During our stay we also managed to pick up 2 more travelers – a Korean brother and sister on their way from Jordan to Cape Town. They had seen our poster and decided to join us all the way to Mariantal. Off we went to Etosha with a full Landie – 2 Americans, 1 South African, and 2 Koreans!
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