Windhoek

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Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia, and is home to 15% of the 2-plus million Namibians. Namibia has a strange history as a German colony which means that people in Windhoek first talk to you in German, even the street peddlers do this! 

We started our visit at the Tourist Information Centre, where I saw these colourful wooden statues; didn’t see antone dressed like this in real life though!

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Soviet-style monument to the fallen indigenous peoples of Namibia; they really did have a terrible time during German occupation in the early 1900’s.

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The Rider - commemorates the German genocide of the Herero peoples.

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Just off the main street was this quaint Christus Kirch (a Lutherian Church), but it was closed.            


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