We wandered off the path hiking to see ancient hieroglyphs in Lesotho. Fortunately we found a young cattle herdsman, who showed us the way after an elaborate game of charades. Hiking through a cave we saw these small clay animals. We were unsure if they were for sale or on display, but we marveled at the simplicity and yet the artistry of the animals.
We later determined that modeling animals, especially cattle out of clay is a bit of a hobby for young boys, whose job it often is to look out for the cattle. We met such a boy another afternoon in Lesotho, and sheltered under a rock during a storm, we shared a few vocabulary words, laughs and a snack.
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IF YOU GO:Lesotho is a mountainous country and great for hiking. The people are incredibly friendly, especially the children. We spent our time at Malealea Lodge, which is frankly probably where you’ll end up if you go. It was an incredibly wonderful stay, very worth the potholes and bumpy car ride to get there.