Saturday, May 27, 2006


While we're waiting for the birth of the World's Most Beautiful Baby in what was up until now an unknown country in Africa, I did a wee bit of research* on Namibia. I originally thought Namibia was in western Africa, but I was only partially right. It is in southwest Africa, to the north of South Africa. Other border buddies include the countries of Angola, Botswana and Zambia. The Atlantic forms Namibia's western border.

Here is the CIA's write-up on the country. If it's going to become the new hideout for celebrity parental units to be -- judging by the call for a holiday the day Baby Brangelina is born and the fact journalists now need Brangelina's permission to enter the country -- this is a must read**.

*Research consisted solely of sitting in a room and staring at a world map mounted on the wall.

** After Harry Potter and the Da Vinci Code, that is

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