Friday, 6 December 2013
We entered from the south at QachasNeck.a lovely impressive drive along orange river with arid mountains,big river gorges,little rural villages,simple stone or mud and stick houses,men on donkeys,herders minding goats and sheep,not many vehicles,many people walking,manybwearing the traditional basotho blanket.
We dis a 2 day drive through Lesotho
It is a small,poor,country,surrounded by South Africa
It has one of the highest HIV rates in the world,about 26%.this is not obvious.there were few signs about HIV or its prevention.we saw no obvious victims.drug treatment must be working.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
This small independant country is ruled by the last absolute monarch in Africa.he has 14 wives,who live in his two palaces.
Swaziland was a british protectorate,so was never part of south africa,.independence1968,
HIV 26%! We are only saw one or two signs about HIV.