On this route u cross a really great number of countries u wouldn’t have heard about a few years ago. This implies lots of border crossings and intense socializing with locals hanging around at the border posts. Thus lots of experiences and statistical material for the research project of the border crossing Barometer.
E: g. we moved to Montenegro. Probably it’s the 2nd youngest country in the international community – after South Sudan and maybe a step ahead of beloved Somaliland. The border procedures, due to functioning computers – no problem.
Nevertheless, after all the questions we had to answer we realized 4 the 1st time that maybe we have to develop a new barometer on border crossings: potential of all kind of officials to develop professionalism when people with a car from Lesotho cross their border. Indicators would be – knowing any internationally spoken language.
A good example would be hi guys, how are u today, how was your trip? you don’t need to answer, we wish you a safe trip onwards…
contrary to Lumela Ntate, what did you buy in South Africa, Jambo what have 4 me, Asalam Aleikum, open pack on roof show it really is tent or dobro dosli no understand u car paper, go.
Another parameter might be of course the dollar index: the more dollars are asked per stamp from the poor victim the better and another might be the time factor – nothing taking less than 1 day counts, everything taking more than 3 days counts double; finally not to forget the chocolate factor – did you get chocolates from the customs official during his interrogation? Well, when crossing into Montenegro the chocolate factor was the big plus – they shared their beloved chocolate with us. The greatest plus of course would be the final go. Montenegro’s officials receive 10.5 on a scale of 1 (hang yourself) to 10 (marry one of these guys – for females only; men remain with their beloved spouses). When crossing they definitely did not understand anything, especially they never heard about the Kingdom of Lesotho – and still they let us in.