Images of Life in Namibia

Sunday marked the end of Week #5 of our Pre-Service Training (PST) – and time for a day of rest at Gross Barmen, a new resort & conference center 25km out of Okahandja.

Trainees, trainers and PST staff enjoyed the indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a steam room, waterpolo, volleyball and a delicious braai (BBQ). And, of course, lots of conversation and laughter. Photo credits to Danny, Helene, Rachael and Travis.

I continue to be impressed by how close this group has become, particularly knowing how far and wide we’ll disperse around the country in just a few weeks’ time. From Ludderitz in the remote Southwest to populous Katima Mulilo in the Zambezi Region of the Northeast, it is going to take us more than 24 hours to (hitch)hike from end to end. Our chances to meet together again over the next couple of years will be treasured.

On this brisk and windy Namibian morning, the warm water of the indoor pool was soothing.
On a sunny but brisk and windy Namibian morning, the warm water of the indoor pool was soothing.
PC Trainees relax around one of the pools at Gross Barmen, sharing a hookah.
Sharing a hookah.
Chefs Jeremy and Rachael prepare the braai.
Chefs Jeremy and Rachael prepare the braai.
Trainees and Trainers compete together against gravity. Volleyball is one if the universal sports.
Trainees and Trainers compete together against gravity. Volleyball is one of the universal sports!
Soaking up sun and conversation were primary goals of our day of R&R.
Soaking up sun, avoiding sun burn and conversation were our primary goals of the day.
Life at home at the end of the day: Damien wants to wrestle while Baai just wants to relax in front of the TV.
Meanwhile, back at home at the end of the day: Damien wants to wrestle while Baai just wants to relax in front of the TV.
Peace Corps lets us meet fascinating people at every turn
And in town, a Herero woman holds her granddaughter. Peace Corps lets us meet fascinating people at every turn…

Author: Chris

Until recently, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia focused on Community Economic Development. Before that, I was a high-tech executive, small business owner, consultant and business broker.

2 thoughts on “Images of Life in Namibia”

  1. The pictures of your group enjoying time together are fabulous. I can almost feel what you’re describing about your closeness to one another. I’m enjoying your journey through your eyes and learning a lot, too. Aloha, Maryanne

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