Category: Botswana 2016

A neighbour of Andy's who came to visit in the morning.  Her little girl was terrified of me, and hid her eyes behind her hands.  If she could not see me, I was not there!

Botswana to Namibia: Was I Cursed Today?

April 5 I am starting to have weird flashes of headaches and earaches.  These are things I never have in my life, ever.  Sometimes I have a weird nerve-jolt of pain go through my eyes for a nano-second.  I am wondering if this is a side effect of being on malaria medication for nearly four months straight?  I can not wait to get away from putting this medication garbage into me… I am going to attribute that to the amount...

Transport Botswana.

Maun to Shakawe: Sleeping on a Taxi Drivers’ Floor

April 4 I checked out of the Old Bridge Backpackers this morning and decided to get out of Botswana.  I made it to the bus station and trying to find a bus to Shakawe, a border town with Namibia on the Botswana side.  Two lovely local ladies walked me to the right bus.  It would be a seven hour journey.  I got a front seat so that I could see out the window as we drove. Botswana is very dry...

Copy-zebra. I climbed a mound to have a look at this zebra and it climbed a mound to have a look at me. I should have patented the move.

The Okavango Delta of Botswana

April 2 Getting up at 06:02 is not easy when you prefer to howl at the moon.  Once you are up, it is not so bad. Making that initial move to get yourself out of the warmth and comfort of a bed that you could surely use more time in…that is the tricky part.  I am certain we are too far into the future to have to wake so early anymore. I was waiting at the reception of the Old...

Crocodiles!

Maun: G-Mix’s Rotten Tomatoes

April 1 I changed places to sleep today and made my way to The Old Bridge Backpackers where I had spent my time yesterday.  I was pretty comfortable where I was, but I needed a hostel where they could accommodate my desires to see some of the Okavango Delta, which is right here! On the walk, there was a really nice looking dog having a nap on the side of the road.  He awoke when I got close to him. ...

At Old Bridge Backpackers.

Maun: Relaxation After Body Interrogation

March 31 48 hours ago I was in Lesotho…  Right now, I am near the top of Botswana.  I can really make miles when I need to get somewhere.  It is hell on my body, but I can cover the ground when I feel like I need to. I have been really stiff all day.  My body is tired of my behavior so I really took the day to relax. It was my way of saying thank you to all...

My homeless resting spot in Ghanzi.

Gaborone to Maun: Being Botswana Homeless

March 30 I have not had a towel for a little over a week now and I have been looking for one to buy or waiting for one to steal from a hotel or hostel that I did not like.  This morning that ship came in.The guesthouse I ended up in last night was far too expensive. The girl, who was preparing breakfast this morning, was miserable and incapable of smiling.  That was enough to justify it.  New towel! I...

Just outside of my lodge. it sure is pretty.

Lesotho to Botswana: A Three Country Day

March 29 Another three country day.  Those are pretty big days…  And rare days, though I have had two of them in about a week… I was up early at the New Oxbow Lodge and out on the road by 08:00 to try to hitchhike my way out of Lesotho.  I do not want to leave this country at all.  Lesotho is this perfect little sweetheart that does nothing wrong and only makes you happy.  The people are wonderful.  People...