Tagged: Maun

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...

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. ...

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...