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In Swaziland, I stayed at Sondzela Backpackers and Sundowner Backpackers words to binary. Sondzela is right inside the game reserve. It was really cool to have animals wandering up to me as I lazed by the pool with a book in hand.

Sundowner Backpackers cost SGD 13 a night. They had a very good restaurant. The best steak sandwhich I ever had in my life was right here. And it cost just SGD 3!

The quality of accommodation in Lesotho and Swaziland were a lot better than I thought they would be. Even the typical pampered Singaporean should find these more than liveable nzd usd exchange rate. The only gripe I had with African accommodation is the lack of charging points. I had to charge my handphone in the restaurant because there weren’t enough charging points! But at this kind of pricing, whats not to like? Local Tours & Attractions: SGD 255

The other name for Lesotho is “The Kingdom In The Sky.” With a minimum altitude of 1400m, it has the highest lowest point of any country in the world. Naturally, this makes trekking an instant highlight. ​

Of course, you could pay SGD 4o for a horse-riding tour in the mountains. It was a whole lot more fun than I thought it would be aud to usd forecast 2016. Though I must admit being on a horse at the edge of the cliff isn’t exactly what I signed up for.

The scenery you can expect is more than just mountainous. If I ever had a “zen”moment, this was it. Sometimes, sitting in solitude in the middle of the grass with mountains surrounding you is what travelling is about. Not about shopping and taking selfies at “iconic” touristy locations to prove you’ve been there.

Besides strenuous activities like trekking and horse riding, you can also relax by the river and do “fly fishing” for SGD 15. When you’ve caught all the fish you can eat, hand it over to the Chef and that will be your evening’s dinner.

Perhaps by now, you might be wondering, why on earth did this Bald Guy choose Lesotho as his travel destination? Why not South Africa like everyone else? The answer to that? The Maletsunyane Falls.

This is arguably the Number 1 attraction in Lesotho; to see (or abseil down) this magnificent waterfall euro pound sterling exchange rate. Singaporeans can keep their “Eiffel tower” selfies to themselves. For what must have been at least 30 minutes, I just sat on a rock and had my packed lunch, trying to take in the view in front of me.

Swaziland marks my first ever “Game Reserve experience.” To be honest, I spent most of my time in the Swazi’s “Big Game Parks”. In Singapore, whenever people talk about Game Reserves, they always talk about the ones in Kenya and Tanzania. Granted, those are probably a better standard of “Park” than what you can get in Swaziland, but for my “first taste” of Game Parks, this was good enough.

I paid around SGD 35 for a 2.5 hour Sunset Game Drive. Just so you have a gauge, if you’ve a friend who took a Safari Tour in Kenya, they would probably have paid at least USD 100–200 a day for it. (Of course at that price point, it would be full board.) Oh yes, besides the Game Drives, I also rented a bicycle and rode around the Park.

I’m glad I chose Lesotho and Swaziland for this particular trip. Rather than just limit myself to South Africa the way Singaporeans would, I got to immerse myself both the mountainous Africa as well as the bush landscape of the Swazi grasslands.

To be honest, a huge part of the “Swazi Experience” isn’t the game park (you have Tanzania & Kenya for that), but rather, in its cultural aspect. SGD 10 will get you a tour to visit authentic Swazi Villages where you get to interact with the locals, watch them dance, and hear about their way of life.

The problem with Singaporeans is the way they like to rush to the main “instagram worthy” locations to snap a photo convert usd to rupees. Other than paid tours and the typical attractions, I walked myself to a couple of towns, just to see how locals live their life.

Semonkong, being the most touristy place in Lesotho, does get its fair share of visitors. But that didn’t stop everyone from staring at me wherever I walked. In general though, Africans are really friendly people binary chart. In Lesotho and Swaziland, I didn’t get the “danger vibes” that I felt in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Heading to the local bar for a beer. It’s Tiger Time! ​ Pity I don’t have hair, or I’d certainly try out the local barber! Food, drinks & “happy spending”: SGD 235

Now, at home in Singapore, I’m not usually a restaurant/cafe type of person (more of a coffee shop guy). When I travel, I always make it a point to feast on the local food. In Africa however, the local food didn’t really agree with me. Fortunately, I discovered a number of restaurants (full of expats & tourists) that served food suitable for my Singaporean taste buds. What I enjoyed

African Style BBQ. Choose from pork, beef, or mutton, add some local spices in, pass it to the village barbecuer. SGD 2 for a plate (Lesotho)

Singaporeans like to consider themselves foodies (to me, that means spending unnecessarily on food they can’t afford). One important thing to a Singaporean, besides the food, is the ambiance market futures today. I decided I wanted to have dinner while watching the much vaunted Swazi sunset.

Perfect ambience spotted: Mandelas Farmhouse Restaurant & Pub. It also doubles up as a tourist information centre, bed & breakfast and it’s also your best chance of getting wifi in town.

While I don’t consider myself a great beer drinker in Singapore, it’s the drink of choice for sunset watching! Beer at SGD 1.50–2 per bottle.

Probably the best ever BBQ Ribs. Cost? SGD 10! Dinner in a restaurant can cost as little as SGD 6 if you’re happy with a chicken chop, to SGD 20, if you decided you need an elephant steak. Alright, ‘m kidding, they don’t have elephant steak; I can’t remember how much the most expensive meal costs. Nothing a Singaporean can’t afford though usd euro rate. If you can afford Tony Roma’s, this is small change stock outperform rating. What I didn’t enjoy

Nothing against the restaurant. I just bought a bottle of water and a small snack there. The picture is posted because of it represents a typical local eatery in Lesotho.

Traditional African Food is not my thing. AND it’s not that cheap either. My meal below costs SGD 2,; if you consider that their average monthly income is SGD 100, its crazy! (Yeah, so I decided to pay more for real restaurant food.)

This dish shown here is NOT from the “African fast food” eatery above, it’s just a random meal I had in the town of Semonkong. Lesotho. The white thing tastes like ketupat but without the satay sauce. And the mutton still had the “sheep” smell. Yuck dollar vs rupee exchange rate today. Now you know why I had 95% of my meals in restaurants. Cost breakdown

SGD 1360 was spent on airfare and overland transportation, including the “luxury coach.” If you want an idea, think of the bus to Genting Highlands, but smaller.

For food, save for a couple of meals which I tried the “local food” and a couple of others where I had packed lunch because I was trekking, EVERY SINGLE MEAL was in restaurants. By that I mean breakfast, lunch and dinner and “happy spending.” Meals cost me SGD 235.

Accommodation was great, as good as most i’ve had in Europe. I obviously took the cheapest room in the most expensive accommodation, which were dorms but of good enough quality and with attached bathrooms (a typical Singaporean accommodation requirement) I must add. The total cost: SGD 141.

I did pay for a decent amount of tours and activities. I did the sunrise drive, sunset drive, even by bicycle, went round the mountains not just on foot, but by horse, and 4×4 as well. I fished, did traditional tours, and all for a cost of SGD 255.

In total i spent just SGD 1991, excluding magnets I bought for “The Girl,” and this was in no way a budget trip. If you topped up another SGD 500, you would have a holiday fit for a king! I could probably have done it under SGD 1500 if ate sandwiches and took public transport all the way. Now, where would a Singaporean go for SGD 2000.