Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Where the Namib Desert meets the Sea

The Southern Namib desert is home to some of the tallest and most spectacular dunes of the world, ranging in color from pink to vivid orange. These dunes continue right to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean. The cold waters of the sea brushing against the dunes of the Namib desert is one of the most surreal sights.

While the sea coast extends for hundreds of miles, one of the best places to see these dunes is at Swakopmund. Known as Swakop in Namibia, it is the country's biggest coastal town and a mecca for Namibians on holiday. The city's German origins are quite pronounced in beautiful old German Colonial buildings throughout the city, making an even starker contrast for this town sitting at the edge of the Namib Desert.

From here, helicopter ride is available that flies you around the Skeleton Coast and the Namib desert in general.

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8 comments:

  1. The namib desert is by far the most epic place I have ever visited. There's something about Deserts that just makes you feel so insignificant, but at the same time so at peace. Recently found this awesome article on the Namib, with beautiful photos: http://peregrinemag.com/desert-calling-negotiating-the-edge-of-existence-in-the-namib/

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  2. all these beauties are made by almighty ALLAH

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    1. Nahhhhh he doesn't exist

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    2. Mate,yeah he does.

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    3. Dunes are made by wind and sand, not an imaginary being.

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    4. if it cannot be proven or disproved, is it really imaginary?

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  3. if dunes are made by wind and sand, who created the wind and the sand and who created the sea? do you think its another big bang as they lied to us in our primary and secondary school days, why haven't you have dunes next to your house with the amount of wind and sand surrounding you. There is a God who owns the universe and he created everything in it, including you and I, and that is why humans do not life forever on earth but in paradise. You do not lose a thing by believing it now and it doesn't exist when you die than not to believe and find yourself in a lake of everlasting fire at the end of age. God bless you all.

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    1. Belief in something is not a conscious choice, and this is not a sermon. Can't you just let people enjoy spectacular photos without forcing half-baked religious ideas down their throats?

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