Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Monday, May 28, 2012


Day 493
55,155 km since the beginning of the journey

After a longer period - a border-crossing again. This time - from Namibia to Botswana. This border- crossing is the twenty-ninth one of this trip. It is not just a special birthday or something. But still unique - as Botswana is one of the three mainland African states where Estonians can enter visa - free, the other two countries being Morocco and Swaziland.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The San People

Day 488
54,588 km since the beginning of the journey
Written in Namibia, Divundu.

It is very probable that the San People are the first settlers of the present region of Namibia, and have lived here long before the arrival of other tribes. The San People have been also called "Bushmen", but they themselves prefer the name “The San People ” - given them by other tribes. They mostly live in Botswana (55,000), Namibia (27,000), South Africa (10,000) and Angola (<5000). Wiki. The San still live “close to nature”, although modern civilization is reaching their villages as well.


The San village. First of all, there is 75 kilometers of properly dusty road with some traffic, which means that within an hour perhaps five cars were coming. Nobody passed me and I didn`t pass anybody either. Then in the middle of the road there is a barrier and the crossing of the next veterinary border. Another hundred meters and by the road there is a big sign - "Living Museum of the Ju / 'Hoansi-San", which means that the place is near.

Sunday, May 20, 2012


Day 485
53,809 km since the beginning of the journey

Written in Namibia, Divundu.

Tsumeb is the next small town (the number of inhabitants - 15,000) in Northern Namibia, there are a few gas stations, Spar and some larger stores, so a suitable place to renew the fuel and food supplies. And try to sort out the pictures of zebras from Etosha Park , which seems at first sight quite hopeless endeavor. And not just at first glance.

In the main street of Tsumeb I have a little walk and buy myself a pair of new flip-flops. The previous pair lasted less than a month, and this is somehow too short time. And before that the ones bought in Djibouti lasted almost a year. In a small shop with a wide assortment of high quality all the major brands is represented. In a large basket there are friendly mixed up NIKE, PUMA, etc. products.  Frankly, I would have liked to have that kind of footwear as seen in the photo below.

Nothing to do. Could not get those. My purchase is placed in a plastic bag and - visit us again. I'm moving on.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Day 473
53,225 km since the beginning of the journey

Etosha National Park was founded in 1907, the initial size of the park was 100.000 km2, and at this time it was the world's largest national park. Currently, the park covers an area of 22,270 km2.

And the price of the tickets is customer-friendly. The day ticket of Etosha will cost 90 N$, that is 9 EUR and it means - 80N$ per person and 10N$ per car.