Aside from doing the many service projects and presentations we have planned we are really excited to experience what makes Namibia, Namibia. In our free time we have been walking down the city streets, going to all the good local places to eat that our guides know about. We had our first interaction with the Himba tribe. They are known for their style of dress and how they cover themselves with red clay to keep cool in the sun. We bought hand made bracelets they were selling and took pictures with them.
One thing I would like to mention, is that if you are ever in Namibia, and someone asks you if you want a smiley, just be prepared that if you say yes to expect a grilled sheep head to be delivered to your plate. We did not know what a smiley was so when our guide ordered it for us, we were very surprised, disgusted, and shocked when it arrived. They told us that you are supposed to eat every part of the head, including the tongue, gums, eye balls and even the brain. Cautious at first, everyone on the team eventually ate a part of the head. The brain was actually the best part! No Im lying. To be honest the brain was nasty. We then went to the local market where they butchered cows, and sold a variety of food. For example, slugs and fried caterpillars. Here are some pictures of what we have been doing with our time.
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