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Go Travel Namibia Part III: Strange Soup

Sticking with our theme of Strange, JD and I headed on from Kolmanskop ghost town to the coastal town of Luderitz, Namibia.

Luderitz is strange for many reasons.  The first is that it’s a German town in the middle of Africa.  Gazuntite!  The second is that with a population of four humans and a cat, it’s the biggest town we encountered in our 1100 kilometer drive up the west coast of Africa.  The third is that it is home to the world’s first extermination camp (which just happened to be our campsite).  Add in some dramatic rocks, shark infested waters and the annual Crayfish Festival and you’ve got a recipe for Strange Soup, which JD and I slurped down hungrily.

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