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Swaziland

Short tour Swaziland

Swaziland 2012

large_1297706_14190879114291.jpgHere we got the nice stamp!On our South Africa tour we had an overnight stop in the kingdom of Swaziland. We arrived at the border and had to cross it on foot, a slow process but we all got a nice stamp in our passport. Meanwhile the bus was checked for I don't know what. On the other side the whole group could get on the bus again and we were on our way again. At first stop there were the obvious souvenir stalls, locals were carving the wooden statues on the site which is nice.

Lunch was at a sewing workshop, I wanted a small flagg as a souvenir but our guide thought it better to let them make me one since he thought it was the only way to get something like this here. So we went inside, explained wat I meant and the lady started to work. I had a not typical Swazi lunch (tuna sandwich) And as the group was getting ready to get moving again I went back to the sewing workshop to see how my flagg was doing.large_1297706_14190879135162.jpg Almost ready, almost ready! Well, in the end I left with half a flagg, they didn't want me to pay for it because it was not finished but I paid for it anyway, they tried their best!

We spent the night at Maguga Lodge and of course we checked out the Maguga Dam! It's not a Dam for electricity, just a big water reservoir. At the lodge we suffered from another power outage (We had them just about everywhere!) The weather was really bad, thunder & lightning and really heavy rain. Next morning all was forgotten.

Today we started with a visit to a glassworks factory, we did the tour which ofcourse ended in the souvenir shop.

Coffe break with more souvenir stalls, and then a candle factory. Did the tour and ofcourse this too ended in the souvenir shop.

Lunch at a lodge restaurant, the lodge was a traditional village, we could take a look (and did so!) at the 'rooms'. I wouldn't have mind to stay here one night! Not for big people though!

In the afternoon we crossed the border to South Africa again

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