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NAMIBIA AWAITS!

dimarts, 20 de novembre de 2018

HOME, SWEET HOME!


Un cop a casa i rememorant les vivències del viatge és quan sóc més conscient dels grans moments viscuts en aquesta aventura... Tot plegat em convenç encara més que viatjar és la millor escola que hi ha a la vida.

L’EOI Lleida, amb la seva oferta anual de Borses de Viatge l’ha clavat de ple donant als alumnes l’oportunitat de sortir de les aules per aprendre idiomes de la forma més motivant.



Com a guardonat d’una Borsa de Viatge, vaig triar Namíbia. Una terra remota, de gran extensió i una població molt reduïda que té l’anglès com a llegua oficial. Durant un mes he fet una verdadera immersió en la llengua anglesa. Però al mateix temps, la idiosincràsia de la seva gent, el cru paisatge desèrtic, la hostilitat de la fauna salvatge m’han ensenyat aquelles altres coses que no s’aprenen a les classes, com és apreciar les enormes comoditats que aquí gaudim i que no sempre en som conscients.

M'emporto una experiència molt bonica i positiva, però de vegades he de reconèixer que un tant dura.



Així que companys i alumnes, desitjo que aquest blog us encoratgi a molts a sortir de les vostres zones de confort, deixeu anar la imaginació i presenteu les vostres propostes de viatge en la nova edició del 2019.

The Baobab, a holy tree in Africa.


Si voleu saber més sobre la meva aventura i la d’altres companys que han gaudit d’una Borsa de Viatge al 2018 esteu tots convidats a la presentació que es farà el proper 22 de novembre a l’EOI – Lleida.

A DAY IN MAMMADÚ...

Mammadú center opens early in the morning, from monday to friday.


At 7.00 am preschooling kids arrive to spend the morning till noon. The center works then as a kindergarten. 




At 13.30 pm is lunch time.


After lunch, kids have to brush their teeth before break time.




Homework before going back home.




AS A LOCAL...


Life in small villages is always calm. Sense of time is lost.


Building a fence made in wood for a local community.




Looking for water to cook and bath.



Anyway, I did not forget my traditions... SIESTA TIME!


A hard day...

FOOD AND DRINK

European Cuisine is served in the main cities. Once out the civilization, you must be prepared to discover a rare diet.


Vegetarians will find in Namibia their choice greatly limited. However, beef meat is really tasty and high quality.


The "braai" is incredibly popular in every corner in the outskirts of Town in Windhoek.


As a starter, you can have some worms... omg!



A "fully equipped" kitchen in a traditional village. Everything is cooked on fire.


Traditional Food: chicken stew cooked accompanied with porridge.


You can also find a "nice looking" fish... But don't worry, it tastes like chicken!



Some strange fruits ever seen.

dissabte, 20 d’octubre de 2018

EPUPA FALLS

The Kunene River, in north western Namibia.




Near Epupa Village, the river becomes narrow. Calm pools are transformed in white waters



Nomadic bands of Himba People are settled surrounding Kunene River.



Water drops a total of 60m.



Kunene River is the natural border between Namibia and Angola.


There is excellent hiking along the river. Just be aware of crocodiles.


dijous, 18 d’octubre de 2018

PEOPLE OF NAMIBIA

Although Namibia is one of the world's least densely populated countries, it is home to many different tribal groups.

HIMBA PEOPLE




A quite moment under a shadow sheltered from the strong sun.



An Himba woman was looking for wood to light a holy fire late at night.




The day is spent looking after the children, making flour from maize and churning butter. They often have to travel a distance to collect water from the river bed or natural water holes.


SAN PEOPLE 


San People inhabit the eastern areas of the country bordering with Botswana. They are also called "Bushmans".
They live in harsh conditions in Kalahari Desert.


The San still live as hunters. They are one of the world's last original hunter-gatherer societies.



Mostly, Bushmans stay in small groups of 30 or so. Each group comprise several families.
Only men leave the camp in the early morning to hunt. The women remain in the village with the chief.


WILDERNESS




A jackal



The coastal line provides a wide range of birdlife, specially white pelicans flamingoes and cormorants






Namibia's wildlife contains a variety of antelope species




Cheetah is one of the endangered species in Africa. Its population is decreasing and compromised by human activities.




A full coloured lizzard



Namibia's most extraordinary reptile is the crocodile. They can grow up to 3m long.





Elephant is one of the "Big Five".








We were astonished to find a turtle in the middle of the vast desert.



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