NAMIBIA ROAD TRIP DAY 13 I SLEPT IN DUWISIB CASTLE IN THE DESERT NAMIBIA

Is the sound of my breakfast? Yes Sir. Excellent.

Morning Grenhilda. Good morning sir how are you? Good thank you. I’m fine.

Looking forward to my breakfast which looks very tasty, thank you. well last night I spent the night sleeping in a Namibian castle I think I’m right in saying one of the only castles in the whole country built by a rather rich and eccentric German s to the early s who had a plan to do his very own in those days modern-day version of the knights of the round table in Namibia and he shipped the entire building materials and contents for to build an entire castle from Germany to Namibia, or Southwest Africa as it was known then, Sudwest, in something. An amazing undertaking and he built, brought all the stuff here he built, got the castle built got the stables built he even built, brought thoroughbred horses across, completed the castle, his wife came across as well then the unfortunate incident of World War I (one) came about and he got on a boat to go back to Germany to do his patriotic duty unfortunately his boat sank on the way up, on the way back to Germany so this beautiful castle that he built and all effort and money he put into it he never actually got to live here.

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His wife, who kept a journal, did live here for a little bit, but after her husband died she didn’t want to live here all alone so she closed the diary entry by saying it was a most interesting experiment that one word for it, or several words for it, but it’s an amazing place it’s been preserved now I mean it was built so thoroughly it stood the test of time of for many years it stood empty to the winds of the desert. But here it is, in great condition, it’s been restored. For years it stood as a museum with a camping ground where you go and camp then since they’ve opened up several of the rooms so you can actually stay inside the castle.

Now I think there’s only four rooms available to stay in, I’ll check that later, but they’re all named Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo that would make five wouldn’t it? I haven’t see Delta yet, but obviously military terms named after, you know, or in honor of the great man himself who built the place. And it’s a real little gem. I mean how often can you say that you’ve stayed in a castle? A few more people can say I’ve stayed in the desert.

How many people can say I’ve stayed in a castle in the middle of a desert? Not many..

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