Leaving Swakopmund in our tracks, we made the journey to Etosha National Park in north-western Namibia. Up to this point we had only seen one of the Big 5 animals, so the group of us were very keen to see if we could find the other four while driving around and camping in the reserve.
Whether it is little kids trying to sell you bracelets on the street, or bandits stopping motorists in the night, a few locals have turned to taking advantage of foreigners to get by. As much as I loved our time in Lombok, Rich and I realized after a few days that we, as a couple, were more likely to be preyed on by scammers or thieves than most people. I’d like to pretend that everything about Lombok is lovely, but that wouldn’t be quite honest, so here’s a few issues we came across. We hope that what we’ve seen and heard can help others avoid problems when traveling in the region.