Dramatic desert landscapes of the Namib Rand private reserve define the Dunes Lodge experience. The spectacular outdoors begin right outside of the raised chalets and extend well beyond the red sand dunes, beyond the bone-dry, white plains, beyond the dark mountain silhouettes.
I wrote about Wild, harassment & getting toddler boogers on myself while hitchhiking in Namibia.
Highlighting these elements of women’s travel experience is not discouragement from seeking out solo adventure — Wild is nothing if not a celebration of women’s personal strength — but rather an acknowledgement of the way women are sometimes forced to navigate a world that continues to peg them as less capable, and less fully human, than men.
Rather than admonishing women to be careful, Wild simply presents a peek into the female psyche at a moment when empathy for such a viewpoint is sorely lacking. To quote Strayed’s mother, it reminds audiences that women, too, deserve to move freely throughout the world and to put themselves “in the way of beauty” — without being made to fear for their safety.
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Extremely rare Tridymite Crystobalite Opal - Khorixas, Brandberg West, Namibia Found in spring 2014, this specimen is one of the finest of its kind. The striking turquoise Paraiba-color is caused by copper. Image: bijoux-et-mineraux