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Oanob dam

Oanob dam

On Sunday we went to the lake. Actually, it’s not really a lake but a dam reservoir. It’s called the Oanob dam and right now it has quite a bit of water. It was incredibly picturesque to see the rolling African savanna met by this mass of water. We had great weather so we stayed […]

In need of a decent connection…

In need of a decent connection…

Late last week the following email was sent throughout the University: Dear ColleaguesPlease be advised that the link to South Africa is down. The problem isapparently on the South African side.We will inform you as soon the situation change.We thank you for your understanding. Regards We were offline for the rest of the day. The […]

A Night out in Windhoek

A Night out in Windhoek

A Night out in Windhoek – February 21, 2006 Myself and housemate Kirsten Pre-going out drinking game The Canadian / Aussie snooker team1 win, 2 losses on the night On the dancefloor Round about 2am … Don’t ask…

Red Wine Makes Fish Live Longer

Red Wine Makes Fish Live Longer

By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Feb. 15, 2006— A red fountain of youth makes vertebrates, and possibly humans, live longer and feel better, according to a new study by Italian researchers on a species of short-lived fish. Neuroscientist Alessandro Cellerino at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy, and colleagues report in the February issue […]

Swapokmund Again

Swapokmund Again

Back to Swapokmund this past weekend. This time I was accompanied by our new German exchange students, Marc, Sebastian, and Tobias, Sebastian’s friend Anna visiting from Germany, and our friend Steve who hails from Australia. We set out Friday afternoon towards the coast in our rented VW Kombi (minibus).    I managed to drive the […]

Gone to Swakupmund

Gone to Swakupmund

Heading out to the coast for the weekend.  Back Sunday Feb. 12.

Polytechnic of Namibia Academic Welco...

Polytechnic of Namibia Academic Welcome Speakers

We had the academic welcome on Tuesday for students and faculty. I managed to snag a couple of the photos taken during the ceremony. Here we see the Rector of the University, Dr. Tjama Tjivikua, giving his welcome speech.    This is Dr. Uli Schmitt who I am working closely with towards accredation of the […]

Oshivelo, Oshakati, Otjikoto

Oshivelo, Oshakati, Otjikoto

There is a demarcation point found at Oshivelo as soon as you get north of the Etosha Game Reserve. As soon as you pass the checkpoint you are immediately greeted by farm animals which graze the roads, yes the roads, and parking lots in the small towns on route. Lots of cattle, chickens, roosters, donkeys […]