Windhoek Journals

The long Weekend in Windhoek

A May 2005 trip to Windhoek by fiola

Quote: Time spent in Windhoek after Raleigh International and before further travel, including a mugging and how to survive it!

The long Weekend in Windhoek

Overview

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Getting mugged wasn't a typical highlight, but for the purpose of this more educational entry, I'll treat it as such. Our mistake-getting into a dodgy taxi and we were taken to a remote hilltop overlooking the city and mugged at knifepoint. I lost everything--my rucksack, sleeping bag, money, passport-you name it, it went. After the car drove off, we were left to find our way back to hostel-talk to no one unless they are working in a shop somewhere! British High Commission is on Robert Mugabe avenue-very helpful, new passport in 2 hours. A statement from police station is needed for insurance, but don't expect them to be hugely helpful other than that. Bemused indifference was the vibe I got fro...Read More

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fiola

fiola
Camberley, United Kingdom