Tagged: Hitchhike

Kolmanskop Sand Filled Ghost Mining Town

April 20 I got lucky this morning.  I wanted to go to Kolmanskop, the site of the original Diaz Cross Ghost Mining Town, but there is no access to the place without one’s own transport.  I was going to have to hire a taxi to take me there and then wait for me for 100 Namibian dollars ($7.05).  That is not much money for an 11 kilometer drive and a driver that will wait one hour for you to be...

Hitchhiking from Sossusvlei to Lüderitz

April 19 Up at 04:48.  Two mornings in a row pre-05:00 is about as horrible as taking a medicine that is certain to make you throw up… I heard my friend Willam get up about five minutes after I got moving.  He was going to make sure I did not sleep in and miss my ride.  Wow, there are good people in this world!  I folded up the blankets and packed away the mattress I had slumbered on. I have...

Solitaire: The Car Accident

April 17 I was up at 06:42 to get ready, made my goodbyes to Lala and Francois Loubser, and was on the highway by 08:30 to try to thumb a ride to Sossusvlei…about a six hour drive away.  I have had a very easy time hitchhiking around Africa.  Namibia has decided to take a different pattern and it was not kind in supplying rides.  I stood on the side of the road in the same place for three hours.  I...

Otjiwarongo to Walvis Bay: Hitchhiking a Train

April 7 I was up before my friends and I wanted to write my blog in the morning, but by the time I got out of the shower, Tosh and James were away and outside of the tent.  Tosh was smoking.  He told me, “I try to quit every morning!”  This morning seems to have been another failure. Tosh and James told me they had second thoughts about travelling all over Namibia with me.  Money is a bigger factor than...

Hitchhiking Zambia: Kariba Dam to Livingstone

Hitchhiking Zambia: Kariba Dam to Livingstone

Hitchhiking Zambia: Kariba Dam to Livingstone. March 5 I decided that I wanted to escape from my 19 year old lady-friend so I packed my goods and checked out of my fantastic guesthouse.  Girls who spend all of their time on their telephone when you are hanging out drive me nuts.  It is probably her thoughtless and careless youth.  Oh well, life carries on. I wanted to hitchhike out of Siavonga.  Hitchhiking Zambia is a breeze.  A car came and...

La Serena to Chañaral: Hitchhiking, the Desert, and Beautiful Women

La Serena to Chañaral: Hitchhiking, Desert, and Beautiful Women

La Serena to Chañaral: Hitchhiking, the Desert, and Beautiful Women. April 19. I woke up at 8:30am to have my first real shower in four days and to wash my hair.  Clean hair feels about as good as anything when you have been living with it filthy for three days.  The first handful of shampoo is just for grease removal.  It is the second handful of shampoo that actually cleans. Irmante was slow moving, and it was 11am by the...

Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo: Unwanted Hitchhikers

Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo: Unwanted Hitchhikers

Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo: Unwanted Hitchhikers . April 3.  Irmante and I got up early enough to catch an early truck to the highway so that we could try to hitch-hike from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo. About 8 or 10 cars came along but no one would pick up an Eastern European blonde, and a guy in a cowboy hat. Some other hitchhiker came along and was standing in front of us.  That was not going to...