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... beer. The villagers in Lesotho have set up a very handy system to share and barter what they have in the form of a flag system. The 'flag' is a coloured plastic bag securely tied to a pole-like stick and then displayed outside the rondavel inviting people to vegetables if it's a green flag, meat if it's a red flag and bread or home brewed corn beer if it's a white flag. We found our sought after white flag flying proudly in the powder blue sky and joined a group of locals who, ...
... and there is no electricity and 1 toilet for 20 people. Which is apparently a vast improvement on the one toilet they shared with an entire street – ie 400 people only about five years ago.
Also visited three museums today, Nelson Mandela’s House, Hector Pieter’s Memorial and the Apartheid Museum. All three come highly recommended and were evocative to say the least. At the apartheid museum, you are branded either "White" or “non white” by ...
... walking speed.
2) A woman carrying three cardboard boxes of _____ on her head.
3) A woman with her baby tied to her back. Squished African babies are well cute.
4) Two workers walking home/to the bus/to a taxi after work, wearing the same uniform.
Not particularly scary. Just some people, doin their thing, in the late afternoon. Same scenes you'd see anywhere, really. Just people.
Before this late afternoon drive home, we ...
... didnt wake up for 12hrs!
There are 5 dogs at the lodge - the biggest one is a dane x dalmation who, eventhough he's the size of a pony, thinks hes a lap dog.
Talking on FB with William, Mum and Liz helped calm my nerves today. Thanks guys - miss you already.
... us tickets to a World Cup friendly at Soccer City in Soweto between South Africa and Colombia. The stadium is designed in the shape of a giant calabash and was beautiful. The game was great and the atmosphere as well. It seemed like a good practice for the city for the upcoming games. Transport was difficult - we took a bus and got stuck in traffic about 2km away from the stadium - we ended up running/walking to it and arrived 20 minutes late. Leaving was easier - we ...