Category: Lesotho 2016

Just outside of my lodge. it sure is pretty.

Lesotho to Botswana: A Three Country Day

March 29 Another three country day.  Those are pretty big days…  And rare days, though I have had two of them in about a week… I was up early at the New Oxbow Lodge and out on the road by 08:00 to try to hitchhike my way out of Lesotho.  I do not want to leave this country at all.  Lesotho is this perfect little sweetheart that does nothing wrong and only makes you happy.  The people are wonderful.  People...

Lesotho, fully traditional.

Sani Top to Oxbow: The Lesotho Time Machine

March 28 I got up at 05:45 for the sunrise.  The people at the Sani Mountain Lodge had been raving about it.  I prefer to curse the sun to howl at the moon, but sometimes a man needs to tackle a sunrise.  Nature here had convinced me so. It was cold.  Like a-sweater-is-not-enough cold.  But, while it is cold for me, the Lesotho’s really take it hard.  They were wrapped in blankets, coats, hats and gloves as if it was...

I befriended her on my walk. And then she gave me this pose. This is her rondavel, including satellite dish accessory.

Drunk Diaries – Sani Top Lodge, The Highest Pub in Africa

March 27 Usually, I think I am pretty sharp and a victor (or at least an equal against the competitors in the game of life)…but I was incapable of counting money about three minutes ago. The bartender was laughing at me.  Math is one of my strong suits.  I could not make my bills add to 30, and then when I tried to overcompensate that, I made them add to 70.  The bartender wanted to help me.  I told him,...

This is Lesotho.

Across the Middle of Lesotho to Mokhotlong Village

March 26 I decided to check out of the village Roma and get deeper into Lesotho to get as real as possible.  I feel like I sort of cheated Swaziland by only seeing just a small corner of a small country.  So, this morning, looking at a map, I noticed a fine line that represented a road that went right across Lesotho to the other side.  It was not a thick line so I knew it was not much of...

The Middle Finger Laugh.

Roma: The Middle Finger

March 25 You know when you hit something of a lull in your travels and you start thinking that maybe it is time to wrap this up, and then you have a magical day and you are just like, “Holy!  And I was thinking about turning in for a bit!?”  Today was one of those days.  It is like the travel spirits do not want me to stop. I got up at the house where I was staying and had...

Kids are made out of rubber.  Could you imagine sleeping like that?!

Swaziland to Lesotho: The Renegade Bus

March 24 Swaziland, a country where your mini-bus driving 80 km/h uses no signals to pass a police car in a 40 km/h zone.  Actually, we nearly rear-ended the police car because we were driving so fast… No issues.  No second guessing… I have met a guy here who has never ever heard of McDonald’s.  That is amazing.  That is beautiful! Swaziland is a safe country.  They still have the death penalty here, but hearsay is that no one has...