Our first experiences of Lesotho

What a busy week we have had!

After a rather long plane journey to Johannesburg we were met by a larger than life Lesotho gentleman with the world’s smallest Welsh flag(no wonder we missed him). The next problem... how to fit all our luggage (16bags!) and us into his people carrier. After a short pit stop for Wimpy (welcome back 1970!) we made our way to the border of Lesotho where Sion and David were perplexed when offered a place at the front of the queue. David's immediate reaction was that their charisma and charm were the reasons... imagine their dismay when our driver told them that in fact their white hair was the significant factor!

Since arriving in Maseru we have met some wonderfully warm people including: the staff and hosts at the Haven of Peace Guest House, our Wales Lesotho Link colleague Ntate Manyaye and our language teacher, Principal Ntate Setempe (patience of a saint!). Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

One interesting difference noted immediately is the Basotho way of straight talking as Vicki found when asked if she had seen the guest houses iron!

Our provision shopping is complete, we won't mention the receipt! Tomorrow we head into the mountains to our new home of Thaba Tseka. Let the teaching and learning adventure begin.



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  • Lynn Butterworth
    commented 2018-01-20 22:05:34 +0000
    Looking forward to following your journey x
  • Christina Smith
    commented 2018-01-20 20:59:22 +0000
    Glad you had a good journey. Look forward to the updates
  • Rona Dyke
    commented 2018-01-20 19:33:15 +0000
    Glad you arrived safely can’t wait for more! X

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