Lesotho – The Mountain Kingdom

Life is really funny… I mean it’s nothing more than memories and thoughts –the only things that are real; whatever that means. I’ve been putting this off for days now, but I just had to write this down somewhere; my memories are fast fading away –of course there are some events I’ve chosen to remember and some that I will probably remember unconsciously.

So I finally decided to take my long awaited vacation. I had been putting it off since November 2011 and finally decided to get out of Cape Town… and believe me I really needed to get out of Cape Town. I was in the Kingdom of Lesotho over Easter –some two weeks ago– and the place is amazing; and for the record, my personal benchmark for an amazing place is largely biased towards the interaction I have with locals (I am obsessed with Human behaviour). I must confess though, no country I’ve visited thus far beats Malawi –that place is truely the warm heart of Africa(I have thus far not been able to find any evidence that suggests otherwise). Ironically, one of the guys I went to Lesotho with is from Malawi and the other one is from Lesotho (our host).

Lesotho is beautiful place –a perfect holiday destination. The scenery in the highlands is especially breath-taking. We were staying in Maseru, but spent most of the time driving around in remote areas. We even went up to Katse Dam –Africa’s second largest dam– and on our way there, we spent a considerable amount of time up Mafika Lisiu Pass –some 3090m above sea level. Its so breath-taking up there that I almost turned Super Saiyan and Maletsabisa was kind enough to document my almost successful transformation.

Mafika Lisiu Pass

Mafika Lisiu Pass

It was also interesting to note that most people in the highlands actually ride on horsebacks .

A BaSotho on Horseback

A BaSotho on Horseback

Sadly, nothing lasts forever, I am back where I belong –FOR NOW– and frantically trying to get back on track.

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