Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N is for Namibia #atozchallenge

To my credit, I heard about this country about five or six years ago, but it surprised me that it took me so long to learn of it’s existence. It came to my attention when the football (soccer) team of Ghana (the Black Stars) had been placed against them in one of the African Cup of  Nations games (or is it called matches? I’m not a huge football fan).



 I had a layover in the country’s capital Windhoek when I went to South Africa a couple of years ago. The sand dunes were gigantic as we flew over. I’m sure the country has many other positive things going for it, but those gorgeious dunes left a great impression. I'm sure the rest of the country would have impressed me too if I hadn't been confined to the tiny (and cold) airport layover waiting area.



Swakopmund

Windhoek
All images from Bing.com


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34 comments:

  1. The dunes look lovely and I'm not a great fan of football either.

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  2. Wouldn't want to get stuck out on those sand dunes...

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    1. I wouldn't mind putting a few people on them, though.

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  3. Those dunes do look amazing. I've only ever seen dunes on English beaches in real life and they're pretty pale and pathetic in comparison :)
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings - AtoZ (Vampires)
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    1. I would have loved to climb on one of them.

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  4. Sand dunes do look amazing :)
    thanks for dropping by my blog !
    Hav a great time

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    1. Finding new blogs is the best part of A to Z.

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  5. I've only been to one part of Namibia...can't wait to go back to the desert! (http://www.reflectionsenroute.com)

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    1. Now you had me curious about which part of Namibia you've been to, Corinne. I wonder if it was the airport like me.

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  6. I've never actually seen sand dunes in person before. I bet it was a beautiful sight. o.o

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  7. I love the pictures of the sand dunes and the contrast of the city. Most countries have their beauties.

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    1. There's something to good to find everywhere.

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  8. I had heard of Nambia before, although I don't know why. It must have been in a book or movie along the way. I love the difference from coast to dessert. Very cool.

    True Heroes from A to Z

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    1. I love the name of the country. Instead of making N all about Nana (me), I knew I wanted to give Namibia the spotlight.

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  9. I love that photo of the sand dunes!

    Madeline @ The Shellshank Redemption
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    1. It's even better when you see it from an airplane.

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  10. You seem to have an interesting theme for your challenge :) Those sand dunes look a.maz.ing.

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    1. I like how you stress the word amazing. I may having to steal that from you, Rhonda.

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  11. Looks like a place worth visiting. Don't you just hate having layovers and not being able to leave the airport? :D

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    1. It's annoying, to tell you the truth. But it was only for like an hour and I was excited to get to South Africa. Would have been nice to see Namibia, though.

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  12. I don't follow football either (soccer for me as well) but have heard of Namibia...not sure how, but I have lol Those sand dunes are amazing!!!!

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    1. Isn't it interesting what the mind picks up and keeps?

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  13. I hadn't heard of it before either. But those dunes are pretty.

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    1. I'm glad I could introduce you to an African country.

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  14. Those sand dunes are beautiful. Whenever I see pictures of dunes, I just want to roll down them. Although I know in reality it would be hot and uncomfortable and would probably scratch the crap out of me, they always look so inviting.

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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    1. Lol. Jocelyn. Don't forget all of that sand everywhere. You'd probably spend weeks washing it out of your hair. I'd like to try it once, though.

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    1. I'd love to visit more than the airport one day and take my own photos.

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  16. How pretty! I've seen sand dunes in Utah that are gorgeous as well. Not sure how they'd compare size-wise but they were huge! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I know of the area but have never been. One day maybe :)

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    1. I'm wondering if you got to climb the dunes in Utah. I hope you get to visit one day.

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