Posted by: Larzizou | January 7, 2008

Swakopmund, Namibia

The first thing to disclose about Swakopmund, a former German colony, is the meaning of its name : mouth of the Swakop. A river, the Swakop also means the intestines. Mouth of the intestines. What can it be ? Anyway, the city boasts a charming colonial architecture.

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It is the first completely paved city we stay at. The first that (almost) feel like (something similar to) home.

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I eat oysters for the first time in a dozen years. It is heavenly. I also eat springbok medallion. Same remark. Crocodile, not so much. Below, the worst burger I ever ate. I’d substitute “take” with “run”.

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Swakopmund is also an adrenalin territory. The first morning, I opt to sandboard. Note that I have never been on a surf in my life and have usually very little balance. Nevertheless, I seem to be an outperformer.

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In your face ! That’s how superstars roll.

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Sandboarding can also be done laying. Here, at 80 mph.

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Brad and Angelina have also been around here, because at the quad, pictures of them or Samuel L. Jackson (and other local celebrities) fill the space on the walls. I am the only idiot wearing a t-shirt. Idiot because quads go as fast as 70 mph and it’s windy.

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The girl before me is p.h.a.t. but pretends not to acknowledge me. How childish…

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Anyway, we have two hours to conqueer the dunes…

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… or get stuck in the sand.

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The domino effect.

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Wanna come with me ?

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Do I really looke like Chips’ Poncherello ? That’s what Steve says.

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Playboy December 2007 photoshoot.

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I AM LEGEND II

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Responses

  1. you are talking absolute crap : swakopmund is the
    mouth of the swakop river

    you’re so ignorant you could be american

  2. Get (a) lost and (b) your facts straight.

    • Larzizou i don t know where you are from ? but you don t know sh it in african geography

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