September 21, 2021

No folks, I ain’t switching language to English. I’m about to leave Namibia, after two months in this wonderful country it’s time to head south to South Africa. So I like to say goodbye, but as well thank you to some people who helped me so much making my dream come true. And as there’s still no translator on my blog, this post is in English.

I met many cool 😎 people in my last two months in Namibia, really hope to see some of them again. Actually I’m sure I will.

New friends

And I met people who really saved my travel, adviced me, helped and hosted me:

Rainer and Wiebke Halenke from Farm Hohenau. Thanks for welcoming me and helping me with everything I needed to kit out my Landrover. I really felt like a family member.

Thanks to Mark Held from Dornbush Car Hire in Windhoek for doing an amazing job on my car, for helping me out in so many situations and beeing always available so many times to give me help and advice.

Christian Heydenrych from Offroad-Centre in Windhoek for making my wishes happen on short term.

Mathieu „Mat“ Connor from Mat-Travel in Walvis Bay. So many thanks for helpmeet to register my car on my name and for inviting me to your family. Was a wonderful evening, hope we can repeat that one day.

Also special thanks to Joseph „I hate Landrover“ Ellis from Northern Auto Repairs in Oshakati. Man, you did an amazing job on my Landrover and you had a solution for almost everything. Thanks so much Joseph. For those who read this and need a workshop I can highly recommend Northern Auto Repairs in Oshakati (Joseph) and in Tsumeb (his brother Braam).

I also like to thank Hagen, Björn and the whole team of Starke Manufacturing in Windhoek for constructing, welding and painting a customized caulking for my radiator. Maybe the best one a Landrover has ever seen ;-).

Ansie and Rian from Aussenkehr, you guys were amazing. Thanks for doing all to find the problem on my car, for calling friends to doublecheck, for advising me where to go best regarding the road conditions. I‘m blessed that you invited me to your home for a traditional namibian diner, it was a great evening.

Last but not least there’s John Blaauw from John‘s Workshop in Keetmanshoop. So many thanks for bringing my engine back to life and teaching me a lot about mechanics. I had a great time with you unscrewing my Landy into pieces. Folks, if you ever have a problem with your Landrover ( and you will ) go there!

Thanks to all of you for keeping me on the road and for helping me out of every mess. I came to Namibia and to you as a stranger, I will leave as a friend.

Hope to see you again …

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