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Travel Blogs from Manzini
... roles (think Fort Edmonton Park or Upper
Canada Village). Polygamy is part of the Swazi culture (e.g. the King of
Swaziland has 99 wives), and this village is set-up to show an example
of a two-wife household. The man of the family has one hut while each
woman (wives and grandmother) has three; a sleeping hut, a kitchen, and
one for her to brew her Amarula. There is one family per village. In the
village, there is also a medicine man and the ...
... with which they made breeze-blocks for the buildings. Earlier in the year, one man lost his hand in an accident with the breeze-block press. Having had his new stump tidied-up, he returned to ask forgiveness of the guy who'd pulled the lever, apologising for having put his hand in the way, so causing distress to the operator.....Genuine and extraordinary. We're just here to paint the buildings. Volunteers bunk in youth hostel style shack ...
... International Congress, where representatives from all 110 countries in the AIESEC network meet for a 10 day conference. We will miss them a lot!
Friday night brought yet more partying – I need a rest! It was the birthday of a former AIESEC Mozambique MC member, so we all went to her house for a few drinks and some dancing. Afterwards Declan went to a train station that turns into a club at night, but I went back to the MC house for some ...
... stating that any teachers who do not return to work by Tuesday will be fired. It is unlikely that this will actually happen but what remains to be seen is whether or not the teachers union will view it as credible threat. This strike is interesting because neither side can feasibly back off. The teachers have a reasonable request (they want to paid more) but the government just doesn’t have the money. There is no way for government to meet the teachers demand and ...
... antelope, wildebeest. Horse treks, and bike hire also.
Cooking meals on the BBQ was interesting especially the popular long spiral shaped sausage (reminded us so much like animal dung but was tastey..)
Had our breakfasts and 1 dinner at the Hippo Haunt Restaurant overlooking the hippo pool, so as you ate to the music of the hippos blowing out water.
They were fed hay on the lake bank, a sight to behold, was like cows being fed supplement.