Vanda Kujbus

Monday, April 17, 2017

Tracing mopane worms - part 1: Swakopmund

On our last day after the boat cruise we had some free time to kill. Luckily enough, we were told that we can also find mopane worms in Swakopmund, so we decided to find the market and add some extra data to my thesis.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Walvis Bay - I'm on a Boat!

Since we have been staying next to the coast, we also had to chose an activity which involved water and its wildlife. Even though a boat cruise was not our first option to chose, it was perfect for a romantic morning.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Swakopmund - Exploring the Moon valley

After the hard workout in sandboarding, it was time to exercise our brains -to learn about the desert and its flora and fauna. Although we met a lot of plant and animal species, I selected my personal favorites to show in this blogpost.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Swakopmund - Snow... I mean, Sandboarding!

Since Swakopmund is also called the adrenaline capital of Namibia, we had to try something extreme: sandboarding. Of course our level can hardly fits the extreme category, it still made our hearts to bump heavily!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Swakopmund - the paradise of Namibia

Easter has arrived! Since my research was put on a forced pause for four days due to the holidays, we decided to see more Namibia. We decided to check out the coast, and its most popular holiday destination, Swakopmund.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Windhoek - short distance "public" transport

Our understanding of public transport has drastically changed since we are in Namibia. In this blog I'm going to tell a short chapter of traveling from one side of Windhoek to another, which would apply to all travels within Windhoek.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Windhoek reloaded! - Excuse me, do you have a lab? part 2

After we were redirected from Gobabis to Windhoek to find a laboratory, it was finally a weekday and we could visit a few places to find out if we could "borrow" their lab equipment.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Windhoek reloaded! - Katutura market

This day we experienced a true Namibian habit - eating kapana and having fun together. Spiced up with a little market research on mopane worms.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Gobabis - Long distance "public" transport

Our first time to travel to Windhoek on our own, we got a deeper insight how the transportation system works in Namibia.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gobabis - Excuse me, do you have a lab? part 1

After chosing mopane worms as a research topic, it was time to find out how to move on. One potential way was to conduct measurments on them in a laboratory, but for that we need a lab. Where could we find such thing?

Monday, April 3, 2017

Gobabis - moving on

After coming back from Donkerbos life is moving on. I try to decide what to write my thesis about while we make some progress in everyday life.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Drimiopsis - Land of hope (?)

On the way back to Gobabis we had a chance to pass by another resettlement farm called Drimiopsis, but we have'nt spent much time there, so this is going to be only a short post about what we saw there.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Donkerbos - Interview under the tree

The last part of the long day of water filling and community meeting. We found a few people to make an interview with about their lifestyle, habits and practices.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Donkerbos - Community meeting

We are just after the water filling. We witness a small community meeting and looking for potential interview subjects.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Donkerbos - Water filling

Today we brought some water for those people who are living far away from the borehole and would be troublesome to carry their buckets.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Donkerbos - Getting to know the community

The first real day on the resettlement farm Donkerbos. We got familiar with the environment and were introduced to some of the community members and their traditions, activities and way of life.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Donkerbos - Arrival

First meeting with one of the resettlement farms, Donkerbos. This blog gives a summary to the way there.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Gobabis - good news!

After some idle time, finally something is happening!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Gobabis – Navigating through internet options

What could be the most cost efficient internet subscription in Namibia for short term residents?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gobabis - Shopping time! 2

Considering the size of Gobabis, it has numerous shopping possibilities, however, prices are very similar to the ones in Windhoek.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Gobabis - Fashion up!

After a long time of searching for something permanent, it's time to settle down and keep up with fashion.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gobabis - Networking, networking, networking!

It is important to meet people. You can find new friends and a new place to live!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Gobabis - Working with the DRFN, the beginning

I got a quick overvierview of DRFN's work with San people, and met one of them.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Gobabis - Let's camp!

This is a short description of our secon home - Goba lodge.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gobabis - First impressions

We take over our first accommodation in Gobabis, and walk around the city.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Gobabis - The journey

The big day has come, finally we travel to Gobabis and will be able to start working on the thesis.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Windhoek - Closing remarks

A short wrap up about Windhoek and some final thoughts about the city.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Windhoek - Shopping time!

Grocery shopping can be very expensive in Namibia. In walking distance we discovered one, called Fruit and Veg. We were also thinking about our beloved ones at home, so we walked to the Namibia Craft Center to find some souvenirs.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Windhoek - Exploring the city

I'm going to write a short summary of the first places we visited in Windhoek. We managed to get into the botanical garden and did a short sight-seeing.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Windhoek - Arrival

Here I'm going to talk about arriving to Namibia, settling down, and first impressions.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Leaving to Namibia

These blog series intend to tell a story about my thesis field work in Namibia for 3 months and everything else what I have experienced and learnt during this time, including flying to Windhoek, moving to Gobabis and to surrounding areas.