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In Opuwo | by David Cartier
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In Opuwo

A young Himba mother walking down a street in Opuwo, the largest town in the northeastern region of Kaokoland, Namibia. Note the cute little baby's hand protruding from the armpit.

We spent a couple nights here, camping near the town center and visiting nearby villages.

We walked about till late in the night,though there was little electric lighting, visiting cafes and shabeens (African neighborhood pubs), finding the populace to be extremely hospitable, though little English was spoken.

One thing we found a bit odd was the behavior of the few busloads of tourists we saw, who stayed behind the tall, razor-wire coated walls of their hotel, and only observed the locals from inside the safety of their strategically parked tour buses, never setting foot on open ground.

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Taken on May 12, 2012