At some point or another we have all been the worrying sister, brother, friend or parent. What do we worry about? Tomorrow, of course, tangled in our fictional trials that are often exaggerated. Life is savoured much more when we worry less…but this is definitely easier said than done.

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If you are planning a holiday in Namibia or want to spend some time at one of our Gondwana Lodges, just to get away and ease those daily worries…

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Well, there are a few things you might enjoy in a uniquely Namibian setting that could teach you to master the art of not worrying:

‘African Time’ is an actual thing and possibly a huge component. So, don’t fret when one arrives later than usual or the cashier at a shop moves slower than expected… it is simply the art of ‘African Time’ and a perfect opportunity to ask for directions or make someone else’s day lighter. Also, if someone mentions, ‘Let’s meet up at 2pm.”, they usually mean 3pm.

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If you’re like me and strive to be on time, remember to pack that new collection of poetry and prose as it could be the perfect remedy for a waiting game!

Loud music holds its own significance, not only at concerts or events, but more so in residential areas and it often feels as though sound systems are competing for the loudest spot. It merely signifies bliss. Hence, if Vaughn Ahrens ft. KK Calling My Name pumps through a sound system near you or a residential area you are passing by, simply appreciate it or show off a few dance moves.

How about coming across people from various backgrounds brushing shoulders or indulging in a hearty laugh while waiting for their lemon and basil sorbet or strawberry ice cream on a sweltering hot day at Cramer’s Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt? Sometimes that is the only way to live in harmony and where one is from does not really matter.

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Don’t worry when someone you asked for directions doesn’t know how to speak just one language and you still manage to make it to Gondwana Collection offices to pick up your 4×4 vehicle on time. Just go with it!

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And, of course, you shouldn’t worry too much when a taxi stops in a no-stop zone. For them it’s an accepted form of customer service that is surely disapproved by other drivers with unceasing hooting. Have fun on your anticipated Namibian holiday! Just remember that every little thing is going to be alright and hopefully either one or three of these experiences will teach you the art of not worrying.

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What are some other ‘no worries’ Namibian experiences? What experiences do you look forward to? Please share with us in the comment section below.

Author –  I’m Nela, from Windhoek Namibia but born in a small village called Omatunda in northern Namibia. I am passionate about writing, research and photography, as it helps me gain knowledge about people and my country.