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    Segregation

    by King_Golo Written Sep 8, 2015

    One thing we realised everywhere in Swakopmund is the deep divide between whites and blacks. Segregation is common everywhere. It's not so much the case that blacks are forced to live somewhere else or do special jobs, it's more the general atmosphere. Whites own the shops, drive the big cars, eat in the nice restaurants. Blacks sell cheap souvenirs on the street, walk, are (at best) waiters in the restaurants. Whites seem to own most houses and protect them - against blacks, supposedly - by huge walls and high voltage fences. Blacks live in the poorer areas like Mondesa, whites live in the centre close to the sea. There seems to be hardly any place where whites and blacks get into contact with each other. A very sad situation, given the fact that apartheid ended 25 years ago!

    A black worker on a building in a white area

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    HAVE A BRAAI

    by DAO Updated Jul 24, 2009

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    There is nothing better than getting some really good red meat, building a real wood fire and cooking over hot coals outside with your friends. Through a couple of cold beers into the mix and you have the perfect Namibian evening. You just need: a place to braai (barbeque), some firewood, Texas steak from Shoprite (already marinated – pictured) and some good fresh Boerewors (special sausages – pictured). Most importantly – you needs some friends to join you. Peppercorn sauce with mushrooms is optional, but I like it. And share your coals with the neighbours when you are finished!

    I AM THE MAN ! FRIENDS THE NEIGHBORS BEFORE THE DAY AFTER
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    ELECTRICITY IN NAMIBIA

    by DAO Updated Jan 6, 2008

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    Electricity in Namibia is 220 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. They use the round, South African pins. So if you are from Western Europe, you need an adapter. If you are from North America, you need a converter or your electrical item will blow up. I thought I would put this here as I took these pictures here in Swakopmund.

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    German architecture

    by SirRichard Written Nov 14, 2002

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    Walking around SWK you can find beautiful examples of german colonnial architecture, some really impressive as the one in the photo.

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