This is one of the roads we took from the airport to swakopmund. There is sand everywhere. I mean, you can see it on google maps, and you read about it and imagine it. But until you are actually there, seeing how many kilometers of the stuff there actually is, it doesn't hit you. And then I think: "What the hell did I sign up for??!!"
Hiromu Jimbo We ran into this guy on our way to Sossousvlei. He started out in Istanbul in March 2009. He's been riding his bike around since. It's taken him 3.5 years to get to Namibia, and he said that he'll probably continue another 3.5 years. We gave him some food, which he was incredibly appreciative for, and wished him luck!
Sossousvlei - Deadvlei & Big Daddy That's deadvlei on the left - made famous for its impossibly abstract view of dead trees on cracked ground and ageless sand. And standing tall in the middle, the apex that is Big Daddy - one of the biggest dunes in the world - a grueling 2-3 hour climb to the top (and 1min slide to the bottom!)