Swaziland

After St. Lucia, our next major stop was Kruger National park. The drive took a full day, and the fastest route was through the country of Swaziland.

Swaziland is only about 6,000 square miles and is completely landlocked; sandwiched between South Africa and Mozambique. It is ruled by an absolute monarch, but it reminded us a great deal of South Africa (they even take South African Rand as well as their own currency).20170518_120740

With that said, there are still major differences, including the major health issues that they face with HIV/AIDs and Tuberculosis, and the unique cultural traditions that continue to flourish.

What We Did:

While we only spent a few hours in the country, we were able to make two pit stops at a candle factory and a glass factory where locals were employed to create various keepsakes bought by tourists.

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