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Life after Africa

My African adventure is over and after only two weeks at home I’m back into a routine. During my three months in Africa I ticked lots of things off my bucket list but there’s still so much to see and … Continue reading

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Gorillas in the Moutains

Kisoro, Uganda is 10km from both the Congo and Rwandan borders.  The 10hr drive from the capital Kampala weaves through banana farms and past cattle with metre-long horns.   For the final hour of the drive the bumps and hairpin … Continue reading

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I climbed Kili for a cure… and made it!

When I signed up for the Cure Cancer Mt Kilimanjaro climb 10-months ago I had no idea what to expect. The planning, fundraising and adventure clothes shopping was loads of fun, but all pale in significance compared to watching the … Continue reading

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Mt Kenya photo album

While I’m busy climbing Mt Kilimanjaro, I thought I’d put up some of the pictures from my ‘practice’ trek up Mt Kenya. Some of the plants were unique to Mt Kenya… the ostrich plume has got to be the most strange. … Continue reading

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Single white female on Mt Kenya

I can’t remember how many people told me I should do a practice before taking on Kilimanjaro.  So from sea level in Ghana and a quick search on the internet I decided Mt Kenya would be a good trial climb. … Continue reading

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Wli Waterfall & my not so great Kilimanjaro practice

One of the great things about staying with other volunteers is that most of them have been here for longer than me and they have great tips on where to go. This weekend we packed into a tro-tro and headed … Continue reading

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Bronte to Watsons Bay: breaking in the boots

I felt a little ridiculous having breakfast next to a 40L day pack and wearing hiking boots and an outfit much better suited to Africa than the trendy Bronte cafe I was sitting in… oh well, the museli was great … Continue reading

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