Swaziland is home to some of the nicest, friendliest people I’ve ever met. Within hours of arriving in Swaziland, I felt as if I found a new home. Everyone I engaged with was friendly and laidback, and I often found myself feeling embarrassed by how formal I was trying to be.
My name was abbreviated in seconds and my attempt at shaking hands quickly became a thing of the past. If long, deep conversations with someone you’ve just met is something you look forward to while travelling, strike up a conversation with a Swazi and see where it takes you.
An added bonus is that English is one of Swaziland’s official languages – the other being siSwati – so language shouldn’t be an issue when meeting people.