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    Posted October 24, 2012 by
    Cape Town, South Africa
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Eye on Namibia

    Dry country

    Most people who think of Namibia mention the deserts and the oh-so-hot land. They cannot understand how people could live there and survive.

    Namibia is hot, that is true. But the most fascinating and spiritual experience happens when it rains. And when it rains, it rains. Massive drops from massive voluptuous clouds. Often one can smell the rain before it arrives as the soil sends its secret smells of earth and water combined.

    I am a born Namibian but do not reside there. Yet every year I go back to my family and we travel the country, finding places we usually have not discovered before.
    I usually take my little camera along to document all these places and experiences but what I come home with most commonly are pictures and pictures of clouds.

    There is no other place in the world where space and clouds have such a presence. They are what makes Namibia a place where you can actually breathe and stop all the thoughts that rush in and out of our minds. Just to breathe. How often does one do that?

    I consider myself very lucky.
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