Posts Tagged ‘switzerland’

Only in Switzerland… and Swaziland

July 13, 2010

Pick ‘n Pay Swaziland is running a competition to win… six cows! Apparently this also happens in Switzerland, where wealth is still somewhat measured in cows, and you can win them in competitions like this. Swaziland is a weird place for me – a landlocked kingdom, but, if you’re coming over the border from South Africa or Mozambique, a completely different world. I had a great time visiting one of my best friends, Jinty, who has joined the large foreign NGO community there after many years in Paris. Her husband is french, and works for an aids awareness org called PSI. She used to work for France24 (their CNN) and is looking to maybe freelance for radio (or TV) from there.

Spotted on the way out of the Pick 'n Pay parking lot, in Mbabane, where we saw a security guard nearly assault a woman for selling MTN airtime without a permit to sell there. Otherwise, a peaceful experience.

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