Tagged: Taxi

Keetmanshoop: Never Underestimate a Determined Man

April 21 It drives me crazy how much plastic is wasted in Africa.  There is a serious lack of education on how destructive its destruction is as they can not seem to waste enough of it on this continent.  If you go into a supermarket in Namibia and you buy a juice, the people working will put it in a plastic bag if you do not stop them.  If you buy one banana, plastic bag.  Can of coke, plastic bag. ...

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...

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...

Fort Portal: Death Threats and Crater Lakes

Fort Portal: Death Threats and Crater Lakes

Fort Portal: Death Threats and Crater Lakes. Feb 12. Well, today has not been easy. I tried to get through to Hostgator because my website went down.  I tried live chat for 30 minutes and then the website would reset itself.  I tried again for 30 minutes and then it would reset itself again.  I called them and lost the connection.  I called them again and got through.  I talked to a man.  He said the site was working.  I...

The Danish Robbed in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The Danish Robbed in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

The Danish Robbed in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Jan 3 I went to check my money situation this morning while on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and realized I had about $8 in cash on me.  I could have made it work and I could have stayed another night and eaten off of that, but it would have been a very fine line and I did not want to have to deal with being $0.50 short for the dola-dola ride...

Iguazu Falls/Cataratas de Iguazú, Argentina

Iguazu Falls – Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay

March 21 A MONSTER of a day.  Irmante and I decided to head to the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls.  We took two new friends with us who, one of which we stole form the hostels expensive ‘tour package’ and we made our own adventure to figure out how to get to Argentina to see the waterfalls from there.  The hostel agreed to store our luggage, and the four of us adventured off, with some semi-informed instructions of an Israeli...