After Michelle’s latest blog comment, I realized I have yet to address what “winter” is like here in Namibia. (As we are in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed for us; so while those of you in the northern half of the planet are enjoying summer, we are in the winter months.) Contrary to what you may think from the pictures from my last post, it is NOT cold. Mornings and evenings are comparable to an autumn day, while the daytime is your stereotypical African weather—warm to incredibly hot. Nonetheless, what is comfortable weather for me (we’re no longer constantly huddled by the fan!) is very cold for Namibians. My colleagues don’t understand how I can bear to wear short sleeves, despite the fact that the daytime temperatures are around 80°F. The learners come to school in winter hats, scarves, gloves (many learners are “so cold” that they wear the gloves throughout the day), and full winter coats. It is not uncommon for one of us to be walking outside, feeling perfectly comfortable, and see Namibians shivering. So there you have it, the explanation for my winter clad learners.
Posted by: kam6761 | July 5, 2008
Winter in Namibia (the first in the blitzkrieg)
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