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Lesotho: A Country Inside a Country… What!?

Lesotho: A Country Inside a Country… What!?

This is Lesotho… Never heard of it? Ya most people haven’t. And it’s a country… that exists inside… another country. It’s one of the world’s only true enclaves and it is fascinating! Learn the history behind this place, how it became a country, and what it’s like today.

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  1. I really wish people would learn the difference between “beg the question” and “raises the questions. Please stop confusing the two, they mean totally different things. That is my only feedback.

  2. Hi Justin. Like you I am preparing posts about various countries in the world because the plenty of free time during covid19 pandemics. I have an Instagram page for coin collector that helps them visualize what shall they see more than a metal when they look at a coin of a country of some specific period. Like looking at Peruvian coin of 1800s and imagining the royalist and liberalist struggle of the period…When I watched your video there were lacking parts that kept me wondering… You showed us the gun war that made Lesotho a separate zone and the people British fought against were white soldiers with fancy hats but years later you show that the king of the country is a black African and do the locals… And when you show border gates and the dependency of Lesotho to South Africa personally I couldn’t stop questioning if such a high country that is also called kingdom of sky does not have any airports?

  3. i discovered this country while I was checking the statistics of Covid19 over the world, it s really interesting

  4. South Africa was illegal formed, took Basotho, Bastwana, Swazi, Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi Venda and Khoi lands and formed a Union Gov without consulting them all.
    Apartheid was the system in this formation and was declared crime against humanity, whats disturbing no one was ever charged no land restoration no nothing happened… People came in and said we must forgive

  5. Well that was different but enjoyable, it is always interesting to find out about other countries and their ways so keep them coming Jason, great video.

  6. This is one of the few videos I’ve watched anywhere about my country that comes close to the actual facts. You should really consider a visit after the lockdown, you’ll love the place, and the food, and the people!
    Afriski is a definite must for skiing in winter and Thaba-Bosiu Cultural Village is your go-to place to learn all about the kingdom and how it was formed, how we defended ourselves to remain an independent state, and all other cool stuff about our history. ❤️❤️

  7. The best video about Lesotho I found in YouTube. Fun, interesting, nice graphics.. the fact that he included the part where he fixed the painting 🙌🏼 and this dude is handsome. Way to go!

  8. Wth was 2:00 to 3:00 ? Did he just waste time to meet his10-min video length and earn that Youtube bonus?

  9. Come visit us in Durban , Justin. You will enjoy the culture. Visited Lesotho last year , has the highest pub in Africa. Amazing

  10. Am Mosotho based in Germany…. honestly I didn’t know how we got separated from South Africa ..

  11. Interesting video. It’s actually The Kingdom In The Sky, not the kingdom of the sky😂❤️❤️❤️♥️❤️

  12. This video feels really try hard and at the same time doesn’t convey much at all…. How is that possible?

  13. Hey Justin!
    This is your old ASU roomate’s Dad checking in from Chicago. Echoing what others have said, this is a really well done video! Too bad NYT doesn’t send out a travel writer to cover its “52 Places” series any more (ala Seb Modak in 2019). You would be an excellent candidate for that awesome gig.
    Another interesting factoid regarding Lesotho from the pages of today’s NYT – “Lesotho’s Leader, Long Suspected in Wife’s Murder, Resigns”. Yikes!

    Don S

  14. Nice country summary of Lesotho.

    I have hiked and traveled there dozens of times and the beauty is exceptional.
    It would be worth focusing on this some time.

  15. Some people haven’t heard of it maybe because they are from countries that have very nationalistic curricula that have little emphasis on the study of the world’s political geography.

  16. Thanks for another fun video, Glad to see you are ok Worry some that you’ alone. keep up the good work and vlog some more. Keep your numbers by vloging more

  17. This was really helpful as my children’s school is linked to a school in Lesotho and they have a project to research the country and send it to them via distancing leaning.

  18. Love the Efforts you have put in to making this so informative and Fun to watch ! Hope you are doing well in SA ! Cheers ! ✌🏻

  19. I learned of this country after watching the Netflix show, "Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons". I wanted further information about this country because of all the crimes against women committed there. I work with a different African country but I thought some things seem similar to this culture. It sounds like a place you would not want to be born a woman in!

  20. Do you plan on visiting Lesotho when the lockdown is over? Would love to see actual footage. I was on RY Fernweh which ended in Kyoto after 7 months because of COVID19 but I was so looking forward to staying in Cape Town after the program ended (I’ve been before and it’s still my favorite place in the world!). And was planning on visiting Lesotho and Eswatini. Still hoping to rejoin a 4-month program when RY starts back up!

  21. You need to make moo research about Lesotho thats not all but thank you guys for checking the Lesotho land 🇱🇸🇱🇸🇱🇸❤️❤️❤️❤️

  22. i think we can all agree that you covered the history quite gracefully. With the privilege of producing such a video comes the responsibility of learning how to properly pronounce the name of the country. Referring to the king as ‘that guy’ is not enough, there i never an excuse for not learning how to pronounce a person’s name let alone pronouncing the name of a king. I learned something new today so i think you can too. thank you once again.

  23. Native American Indian Reservations are Sovereign Nations within The United States of America. So, Yeah. …& isn’t there like a little teeny tiny "Country" inside of Australia, operated by like one old man? …& the "Legend of Lesotho Diamond"💎 brought me here because I SO WANT To See More of this GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL Country😍🥰🌎

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