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Windhoek capital of Namibia

Windhoek and katutura

The modern and organized capital of Namibia has an entirely African character.
Melting pot of different cultures, men, and women every day walk the clean sidewalks and fill the modern Shopping Malls of the capital, and it is not difficult to meet Herero women in their traditional attire alongside businessmen dressed in the latest fashion.
The area was once known for its hot thermal waters, called / Ai // Gams in Damara/Nama and Otjimuise in OvaHerero,

Tramonto in Namibia

Sand in my shoes

If some sands remains in your shoes then Namibia awaits you back…this is what I always tell to my new-found friends on the way back to the airport…And I see tears in their eyes….because Namibia’s sand rests not only in your shoes, but has ingrained itself deep in your soul and heart.

In a little poem Emily Dickinson uses the image of the desert as a symbol for a romantic far land:

San or Bushmen

San or Bushmen – The oldest people in the world?

In the Kalahari, the largest desert of Southern Africa, the little San have lived for more than 44,000 years (some scientists even venture 100,000 years).

The latest research on the genetic code, the DNA of various populations of the world, has established that the San represent the most ancient human type, the one that comes closest to the ancestors