Hi everyone,
I’m sorry that you’ve been waiting for such a long time, but adventures aren’t always as simple to start as in films.

So, I’m there, I’m in Namibia.
I’ve already arrived over a week ago. So many things have happened, I have already met new people and seen so many places, but just one week ago, everything began.

I flew last Friday, on the 5th of October from Frankfurt International Airport and I landed Saturday at 6 a.m in Windhoek. The flight was long but comfortable. We flew with the Namibia Airline, which was great because of the Namibian stuartist who were so friendly and full of humour.

I spent the whole weekend in Windhoek at Anton’s (our project manager) home with his family and Aaron, one of the german volunteers who is living with me in Rehoboth and taking part at the canoe Polo & rowing project at the Oanob Dam.

We drove with our new ‘old’ blue car (which has almost driven more than 400.000 km) to our newly built house in Rehoboth on Sunday night.
The house has 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms, one living room (in which we found a working piano, what a surprise!) and one kitchen.

Rehoboth is a little town with 30.000 inhabitants. Despite the fact that there are more dogs and horses walking the streets than humans, I feel quite safe here.

The last days we went to the Oanob Dam to have a look at the “Bootshaus” where we are going to start our project next week.
It’s a beautiful place, where you can enjoy your time by the water, in the water, on the water, and I promise you, when the temperature reaches 40 degrees it’s just like paradise if you have a place to refresh yourself.

On monday and wednesday evening I went to Windhoek to the Olympia Swimming Pool to the canoe Polo training. That’s also a very nice place to be, surrounded by palms and having a beautiful view.

Aaron and I started our first PE lesson at the Origo Primary School on Wednesday morning in Rehoboth.
The kids are all wearing beautiful uniforms, the boys with grey trousers and a white shirts, and the girls with bordeaux skirts.
They are all very polite and cheerful, which made it very easy for me to start my first hour. We are training the 4, 5, 6 and 7 years and each class is composed of 40 students, more or less.

It’s such a good feeling to see how enthusiastic they are and how much they laugh by playing our games.
Moreover the principal, who has been sick for 1 year, knows the name of all his students.. small detail, they are over one thousand.
Now I have to go, I’m just so happy to be here and I’m looking forward to being here for the next year.
I’ll write as soon as I can.

Un pensiero riguardo “My first week in Namibia


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