'I have fallen in love with Namibia'

It can be quite a challenge fending for oneself, since MoE stopped proving accommodation for Batswana students in the region. Mmegi Staff Writer CHANDAPIWA BAPUTAKI found this out when she met a fresher at the University of Namibia (UNAM), Julius Nkobi, who related his first few days in Namibia as a foreign student.

I don't know where to start because I have been here for only a month, too short a time to say much about this town. My flight landed in what seemed like a bundu with no sign of civilisation. I was with another freshman, who also seemed to be out of his wits.

We were soon told that a taxi to town would cost us ND120. At first we thought it was a joke, only to realise it was either that or spending the night where we were, the Hosea Katuko International Airport, a smaller terminal than our Sir Seretse Khama International or comapred to OR Tambo in South Africa, the the busiest in southern Africa and possibly on the continent.

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