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Asante Sana, Swaziland

09 Apr

This is the third post on our time in Southern Africa, while posted in Mozambique with the State Dept (2006-2009). Swaziland is a living wildlife sanctuary, a great place for a restful weekend, and is covered with tradition, history and excitement. We had the opportunity to witness the Annual Reed Dance, a unique spectacle, only described by images – no words would do justice to the exotic beauty!

Swaziland is home to glass (Ngwenya Glass Factory), batik and candle factories and Swazi candles (Ezulwini Valley) are handmade using the age-old trade bead technique perfected in the glass making city of Murano, Italy. This technique is called Millefiore and it was adapted and utilized in the African candle making craft. Millefiore means “thousand flowers” and was first used in ancient Alexandria and perfected in Venice and Murano and it is now a major attraction in the Kingdom of Swaziland. Find here wonderful images of the Candle Factory in Swazi! The website owners did a much better job than I could’ve ever done!

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10 responses to “Asante Sana, Swaziland

  1. Colline

    October 8, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    The candle factory is definitely worth a visit. And if you go when they are making them, you can watch them create the beautiful candles you never wish to burn!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      October 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      I agree! We still have a few of them, believe it or not – it’d be a pity, right? 😮

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      • Colline

        October 8, 2012 at 9:06 pm

        I have not burned mine – and never shall 🙂

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        • 3rdCultureChildren

          October 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

          We’re two, then! 😮

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  2. Bali Villa

    May 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Thanks for all your efforts that you have put in this. very interesting info .

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 10, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Hey there! Thanks again for the visit and please, we would love if you could take a moment to check out our Updated TravelBlog on Instagram! It would be great to hear your feedback/comments on our IG profile! Just click here and enjoy! ☺ Thank you in advance! https://www.instagram.com/expatmomof3

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  3. Diplopotamus

    April 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    How are you finding Swaziland? Mbabane is one of the posts we’re hoping to get.

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    • 3rd Culture Children

      July 18, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      We left Southern Africa in 2009… Were posted in Mozambique and went to Swazi on vacation. Great place for restful weekends and to enjoy the wild life…. Very calm and safe. Hope you get it! Cheers!

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    • 3rdCultureChildren

      August 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Hey there! Thanks again for the visit and please, we would love if you could take a moment to check out our Updated TravelBlog on Instagram! It would be great to hear your feedback/comments on our IG profile! Just click here and enjoy! ☺ Thank you in advance! https://www.instagram.com/expatmomof3

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