Farewell, Free Time, Fun
07.08.2011 - 07.08.2011
We started our day saying goodbye to Kristy, who departed today for the US. It was difficult to say goodbye, but we know we will see her back in Minnesota.
Today was the first day of our third week in Namibia, and we have a lot of ideas about how to spend our upcoming week. For starters, today several of us headed over to Chinatown, located in Windhoek's northern industrial area. If you have ever been to a Chinatown in the US, you have a pretty good idea of the type of goods there. We wandered up and down a couple of the alleyways in this industrial / warehouse area. The shop doors doubled as shipping doors, opening up on warehouse after warehouse of imported goods from China. The items ranged from clothes to toys to furniture to electronics. We bought a few things, and some of us were even successful at bargaining. We decided to return later in the week to buy some goods for the orphanage we visited last week. We reconvened with our purchases and piled into taxis back to the city center.
Because we were beginning our free week, we needed to buy groceries. Some of us ventured over to Mugg & Bean for lunch before grocery shopping while a couple of us headed directly to Pick-N-Pay for our groceries.
Back at CGE House, we relaxed and had dinner and made plans for the week ahead. Later in the evening, several of us headed down the street to our favorite watering hole, The Cardboard Box. "The Box" is a hostel, travel office, and restaurant/bar. We had fun socializing with each other and a few of our new Namibian friends before calling it a night. It was another fun night in Windhoek!