[Visited: July 1994, February 1995, September 1995, July 1999]
For me, in Namibia also the roads are a sight in themselves. They are an adventure, some of them are extremely good, most of them are gravel, but all of them are beautiful. They are an integral part of the landscapes through which one goes. There are few stretches of road which are boring - most are almost thrillers. Every curve, every turn gives new panoramas. Behind every mountain, there are more. And sometimes, after hours on the road, you just discover the sea. Out of the blue.
At times, it seems that mountains are just floating in the air like clouds. Like with clouds, during the long hours on the road you start to fantasize what they can portray. And the, suddenly, they are behind you and you see more mountains, sanddunes, and most of all nothingness. Namibia is a continuous chain of emptiness. But emptiness of a rare beauty.
Despite all the stretches of seemingly no-mans land, fences are often spotted next to the road. In times when you almost wonder whether you are still on this planet, they are one of the few things to remind you that you indeed are.
Around the World in 80 Clicks
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