Published on October 31st, 2012


Random Photo Memory: Lesotho Sheepherder

Lesotho seems to be one of those obscure countries that few have even heard of.  Shame really, as it’s quite a remarkable little land that’s completely surrounded by the vast country of The Republic of South Africa.  Part of the legendary “Drackensburg” mountain range and nicknamed “The Kingdom in the Sky” the entire country lies above a mile high, and thus is the highest country in the entire world!

I seem to have few travel portraits among my (considerable!) photo collection (no doubt because I’m generally shy of wantonly snapping pics for fear of offending the locals*), so this one is especially precious to me.


Lesotho Sheepherder

*Indeed, as an expat here in Vietnam, I seem to be nothing if not a perpetual curiosity to Vietnamese photographers young and old, and I now know full well what it’s like to have some stranger point a camera in my face. ;(

About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

4 Responses to Random Photo Memory: Lesotho Sheepherder

  1. Paul says:

    Excellent photo!!

    I’d heard of Lesotho, but knew nothing about it. I’m going to go look it up.

    • travelnlass@gmail.com says:

      Glad I could peak your interest in Lesotho, Paul. It truly is most remarkable little place.

  2. I’ve always been fascinated by Lesotho. The idea of a country within another country is so interesting. It must be a very unique place.

    It’s gotten easier for me to photograph others after living in China for the past year. They certainly aren’t shy about snapping me!

    • travelnlass@gmail.com says:

      Little Lesotho IS a most unique place, cosmo – and visiting there was among the highlights of my wander around southern Africa.

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