Who: Art Myers of Arvada and Dan Myers of Littleton
Where: Maseru, Lesotho
Best meal: Because Lesotho was British for almost 100 years, ending in 1966, most of our meals where familiar in style and flavor. Particularly good where the fresh fruits and vegetables.
Best deal: Getting to build a home for a family in need by volunteering in Habitat for Humanity’s Global Village program. AIDS has decimated many families in Lesotho. The Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project is engaged in providing housing for children and their care givers. We helped build a small house for a grandmother and her five grandchildren and worked side by side with other volunteers and local craftsmen. Even though we volunteers were construction rookies, and the local craftsmen spoke a limited version of English, we were able to complete the house. We were provided a chance to experience the country and its culture unlike any standard tour could.
Best time to go: Because of the higher altitude, the nights are generally cool with moderate days. April was a good time to go for the fall weather before the rainy season.
Best travel tip: There are several wild animal preserves in the area where you can see many animals in their natural habitats. Although Lesotho has its own currency, it is linked to the South African Rand. The two currencies are used interchangeably in Lesotho.