Thursday, May 9, 2013

Some additional thoughts about Swaziland

The first notable thing to mention about Swaziland if I'm speaking to an audience that's come through the American public school system is that it's a real country.  In Africa.  Africa is a continent.  A continent is... look, just go back to angry birds and don't worry about it, ok?

That out of the way- 

Other Fun Facts about Swaziland

* Richard E. Grant was born there. 

If you don't know who he is, think of a movie or TV show that was incredibly awesome and he was in it.

* It's actually a Kingdom.  Like, with a proper King and everything. 

The current guy is named King Mswati III  for those playing along at home.

*It's bordered on three sides by South Africa

Behold the map reference -

*If you google Swaziland, the very first response is the official government site.

Which opens with the words - 'Swaziland HIV Prevention eToolkit'.  Which is a fairly alarming thing to lead with when describing your country, but power to them for addressing the problem. 

* It appears to be insanely beautiful

Although I'm willing to believe that there are any number of poisonous/carnivorous/vaguely threatening creatures that we're just not seeing in the above picture.

So there you have it.  An entire post, basically to give me a reason to mention the fact that Richard E. Grant was born there.  You're welcome, universe.

-Vizsla Out. 

Yes, I am Swazi

1 comment:

  1. When I was a child, I thought it was just a funny way to say Switzerland...