Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Serengeti Safari

Serengeti Safari

I love animals, all kinds, but I am particularly fond of monkeys. I have always wanted one as a pet and still do. When I recently found myself in Tanzania in July (said to be one of the best times for wildlife viewing with the chance of encountering the great wildebeest migration) I knew I […]

The Toilets of Kilimanjaro

The Toilets of Kilimanjaro

The sun setting behind an outhouse on the beautiful mountain of Kilimanjaro may appear to be a rather inviting toilet … but don’t be deceived! What lurks inside is an unspeakable horror! In anticipation for climbing seven days on the mountain, I had brought with me brand new “Shewee,” a portable urine device  that allows women […]

Summiting Kilimanjaro … a mental challenge

Summiting Kilimanjaro … a mental challenge

Many thoughts crossed my mind during the seven grueling hours I climbed toward the summit of Kilimanjaro, but the memory of one person in particular came as a surprise. Coach Thompson, my high school varsity basketball coach. Although I hadn’t seen him since 1996, his image came back with a clear vengeance … fierce blazing […]

Porters on Kilimanjaro

Porters on Kilimanjaro

Photo of the week: Porters displaying amazing strength on Mount Kilimanjaro! To see more photos of my climb up Kilimanjaro CLICK HERE! Read about my climb up to the summit!

What is LOVE???

What is LOVE???

When your boyfriend lets you fly his brand new 2012 Cabrinha Swtichblade 6m kite before he does! To see more photos from kiting in Dakhla, Western Sahara CLICK HERE!

Kitespot Review: Dakhla, Western Sahara

Kitespot Review: Dakhla, Western Sahara

Dakhla is located in Western Sahara, a disputed territory claimed by Morocco. The main kitespot is located about 30km north of Dakhla city pretty much in the middle of the Sahara. I kited here in late April and would guess that we had 20-25 knots every day. We rode comfortably on a 6m Cabrinha Switchblade […]

Tizi-n-Tichka – Morocco

Tizi-n-Tichka – Morocco

Photo of the week: Tizi-n Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, linking the south-east of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas mountains. It reaches an altitude of 2260 m above sea level. To see more photos of the drive over the pass CLICK HERE.

Sunset on the Sahara

Sunset on the Sahara

Photo of the week: Sunset on the Sahara. Photo credits to Gordon Downie. To see more photos from Daz 7 of the Dakhla Challenge CLICK HERE.

Dakhla Challenge Day 4: ATTACK OF THE LIMPDICKS! MH1 to Imilchil

Dakhla Challenge Day 4: ATTACK OF THE LIMPDICKS! MH1 to Imilchil

“Did we reeeeeally just do that???” Steve asked in disbelief as he fell into the red cushioned bench at the hotel’s restaurant. He slumped forward exhaling deeply, releasing the weight of a very hard day. His hair was damp, freshly tousled by a towel. Dust and mud had been sent down the drain during the […]

Photo of the week: oldest tannery in the world in Fes

Photo of the week: oldest tannery in the world in Fes

Within the narrow towering walls of the ancient medina in Fes, Morocco is a leather souq and the world’s oldest tannery, dating back to the 11th century.

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