Monday, January 15, 2018

The End of This Chapter

It’s been nearly two months since I left Lesotho and I’m just now getting to posting this…  There was a nice long (too long) blog I was going to post but I didn’t feel it was up to snuff for a send off.  The following paragraph is part of my original send off blog, the rest is newly written. 

Today I bid adieu to Lesotho, a place I know well and love dearly.  This past month has been a time of reflection, and a time of “lasts”.  The last time I’ll backpack through the beautiful Drakensberg Range, the last time I’ll teach a class to my Form E students, the last time I’ll visit Mokhotlong town, the last time I’ll hitch-hike in Africa, the last time I’ll see some of my Peace Corps friends, the last time I’ll see my host family for some time, et cetera.  

Following is a collection of my favorite photos during my last month in Lesotho.  Included is a backpacking trip in which, I guided a group of volunteers from Sani Pass to Sehlabathebe National Park, a few street photos, Touching Tiny Lives photos, a going away ceremony for a friend, my going away ceremony, my friend Mothibeli’s church construction, a cow, and finally me.  

This has been such a wonderful, life changing, fun, and exciting growth experience.  I hope others may find enjoyment from my experiences, both written and visual, here in this blog.  I would like to end with some wisdom from someone much more poetic than myself,

“The goal is to die with memories, not dreams.” 

- Unknown

Go out and make the world a better place.


- Joel


  1. Thanks for the wonderful blog and pictures. Now write a book about your experience and add the best of your pictures.
    Best of luck!

    1. Liliana,

      Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed the blog. My plan is to eventually write a coffee table book about my experience in Lesotho.


      - Joel

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