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Last year I had the pleasure of driving around Namibia with a Chinese couple for a few days. I learned a few lessons along the way.

1. Look at the map. Namibia's road network looks absolutely outstanding. They have a lot of roads for so few people. But...it turns out you'll have a hard time finding paved roads except for the main highway.

2. Don't drive between cities at night. You're going to get tired or hit an animal. It's cold too, at least in July.

3. Couchsurfing isn't necessarily the best idea there.

4. Don't ever skip an opportunity to fill up the tank.

5. Don't pick a two-wheel drive car.

6. Don't drive too fast on the gravel. You may get a puncture or a broken trunk lid. They have these sudden dumps that are impossible to see until you're up close.

7. Don't forget to drive on the left side of the road.

Despite all of this, we had an unforgettable journey! Those were some incredibly eventful days. The picture shows Dune 42 of the Sossusvlei National Park right after the park opened at 6 am. We had been sleeping in the car right outside the gate, so we were first in line for the opening.

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