Where are the Contrails?

No where is the answer.  It’s pretty amazing really…there are no big airplanes that fly over Opuwo and thus no contrails.  The sky here is cloud free all the time, no haze and just as blue as it comes.

Have an Old PC?

And not sure what to do with your old PC?  You could recycle it, but if it’s working well and it’s not as old as you are, then I suggest you donate it.  See if you can find an organization that is willing to ship computers to developing nations, such as Computer Aid International (computeraid.org).… Continue reading Have an Old PC?

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New Pictures Uploaded

Check out some new pics of crickets @ http://picasaweb.google.com/jonathan.woodruff/2008426CricketsAndHospital. Enjoy.

Dinner Guest

A scorpion decided to join us this evening in Penny’s home. The women jumped up on the chairs, James was intrigued and i grabbed a broom and put it out the door…they’re quick little buggers. Never a dull moment…well…some exciting moments, I should say, in Opuwo.

Grillin and Chillin

Grillin and Chillin Namibia style. Well, my first week of work is almost over and things are going smoothly so far. I am without a permanent accommodation…a minor detail. Tuesday night was our cookout at the Kunene campsite. I was nominated/self appointed as the evening’s grill master, which I was more than happy to do.… Continue reading Grillin and Chillin

Barcelona v. Man U

Joined the good doctor for a little Champions League action this evening. One of the most boring games I’ve ever watched…my team Barca just couldn’t get any good shots. Henry breathed some life late in the game, but just wasn’t enough. We’ll have to see how things go next week on Man U’s pitch.

Bike vs. Bike

I asked the good Doctor Akpabio where I could purchase a bike. We went three times to the same place where I could get a bike. Turns out these were motorbikes…they’d be sweet, but not too useful when a plain old bicycle will do the trick. Looks like I have my choice at the local… Continue reading Bike vs. Bike


I love the sound of a mosquito in my ear at 3am. EEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEeeeee!!!!! Even better…kill 3 of them, go back to bed and…EEEEEEeeeeeEEEEEeeee. I am now the proud owner of a couple new bites on my face and forehead.

First Day of ‘Work’

So about my first day.  Woke up and found that the common kitchen actually has nothing in common with a common kitchen.  Thus I was forced to eat a banana for breakfast.  This energy lasted about 30 minutes as I got the day started off with a hour long meeting and my stomach was grumbling.… Continue reading First Day of ‘Work’

Initial Impressions of Opuwo

With about 30 minutes left to go we started to see some rolling hills in the distance.  Destination Opuwo was not far off.  We started to see an occasional Zimba (pronounced Thimba) woman which is essentially the same as Himba, but they don’t paint their skin.  Being sunday their weren’t too many people out and… Continue reading Initial Impressions of Opuwo

Travels to Opuwo

Penny George behind the wheel, we set off this morning from Tsumeb around 9am and arrived into Opuwo at exactly 5pm.  There is a whole lot of nothing running around in northern Namibia…oh wait…billions of goats and cows…they’re there.  One of their favorite pass times is to cross the road just as you approach…it’s fun. … Continue reading Travels to Opuwo

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Tree Sleeper

The Tree Sleeper campsite is located in Tsintsabis which is about 60km north of Tsumeb. A fellow volunteer has been responsible for rehabing the site and I have to say he has done an excellent job so far. We arrived and setup our tents…Mark and I shared a tent…looked pretty small, but was a breeze… Continue reading Tree Sleeper

Closing Time

Since things are slow here I can’t put out the video as fast as I would like.  Just a little comment from my time in Windhoek.  It’s off to Opuwo tomorrow for me.  

He’s Alive and Kicking…

I’ve rebounded and live to fight another day.  I will not let a minor set back keep me from adventuring down the culinary path nor keeping me from an occasional drink or two to help it go down.  Tomorrow it’s off to the tree tops for a little camping challenge which should prove to be… Continue reading He’s Alive and Kicking…

Food that makes JB puke

I like to try new foods and willing to force some things down not to be rude, but yesterday took the gross cake. We had some traditional Namibian food from the Tsumeb area (look it up to see where I am) which did me in. We had some mystery sausage (don’t want know), unknown beef… Continue reading Food that makes JB puke