A recent visit to Lesotho
It is winter in the southern hemisphere and travelling from hot and humid Chiang Mai to Maseru plunged me into -1C at nights. However, it is always a pleasure to return to Lesotho.
I always stay at Kick4Life, a small NGO guest house with conference facilities for training. Apart from football, the center reaches young people through a wide range of activities from health education & HIV testing to literacy, mentoring and support towards long-term education & employment. (see picture of the board summarizing their activities at the No.7 restaurant)
The stay at the guest house is simple but comfortable and the food is great. I enjoy the homemade bread that they make in the restaurant (see pictures).
Halfway through my work trip, my friend Patrick and I visited Malealea Lodge, nestled in the Makhomalong Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Maloti Mountains. First established as guest house in 1986, it has grown into a solar-powered 90-bed complex famous for pony trekking and mountain biking.
We were there to just relax for a day and go for walks and enjoy the beautiful scenery and learn a bit about local ways of life. Pictures are just a glimpse of our stay at the guest house. We shall visit the place again for a longer stay.
Pictures are by Patrick and myself, all mixed up!