Back at the beginning of October, we had been in the city of Ottawa tourist office on the 18th floor of an office building in downtown Ottawa, Canada. Across the hall was the Embassy of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
We went and knocked on the door!
Despite the fact that this little country is totally surrounded by the country of South Africa, it's people were never subjected to the apartheid government of it's very close neighbor. And it's an entirely different atmosphere.
There are only two million people here, and about half a million of them live within the greater area of the capital city of Maseru. The rest are very rural.
We're staying at a place called Malealea Lodge. It's a lot bigger than we expected, but it's the premier center in Lesotho for pony trekking and hiking in the beautiful mountains that make this country the highest country in the world!.
Yes, this tiny country has the highest low-point of any country in the world.
They have peacocks here! I'll be keeping the camera ready for when they spread their feathers!
This is where we're living for the next few days. We're in the middle room.
Ever seen baby peacocks? We have!
Two of the rondoval room here at Malealea.
Ruth, enjoying the scenery.
The crops are all planted by hand. No machinery here, although they sometimes use oxen for plowing.
The village of Malealea.
We haven't really been that many places in the world, but every now and then you come across a place where you say "I think I could live here".