Wednesday July 1st – Lusaka/Johannesburg/Maseru
Met Trisha at Johannesburg Airport and then flew onto Maseru the capital of Lesotho. Lesotho is a country completely surrounded by South Africa, it is inhabited by a single tribe, the Basothos and no point in the country is less than 1,500m in altitude. It has a population of approximately 2 million people and has one of the highest incidences of HIV/AIDS in the world. It is a very special and unique place in Africa.
We have been shipping computers to Lesotho since 2006 and in October 2008 we opened our Hub. My main purpose in coming here was to see how the operation was doing and to introduce Trisha to her other Board members.
We were picked up at the airport by Simon Sekota the CEO of the Hub and driven to the city centre where the main challenge facing us was to find a reasonably priced hotel room before the sun set. As its winter here the temperature can drop to -10C at night and we didn’t want to be out after dark in our thin African clothes. In fact one of the schools the Camara volunteers are planning to train in later in July is in the mountains and is currently cut off by snow. Eventually we found the Anglican Cathedral Guest House where a bed could be had for 130 Malotti (ϵ11) per night though you had to brave the elements to have a shower..
Press-ups 0, Situps 0, Bicep curls 0 (Traveling)