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Best of 2013 – By the Seat of My Skirt

Best of 2013 – By the Seat of My Skirt

This post is late, but I enjoyed reliving 2013 putting together the “Best Of” list!   BEST ADVENTURE: Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro   BEST CHALLENGE/ACHIEVEMENT: Summiting Kilimanjaro – 19,340 feet!   BEST HOME AWAY FROM HOME: Stäfa, Switzerland   COOLEST CREATURE: The Lemur   BEST FIRST IMPRESSION: Naxos, Greece   BEST DAY HIKE: There is a great hiking trail Glarus, Switzerland that […]

Sunset on Stone Town

Sunset on Stone Town

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Sunset on Stone Town, Zanzibar. Each evening as the sun sinks into the Indian Ocean, locals and tourists in Stone Town head to Forodhani Gardens on the waterfront for the nightly food market serving freshly squeezed sugarcane juice, grilled fresh seafood, Zanzibari pizza and other local delights.

Kitespot Review: Paje Beach, Zanzibar

Kitespot Review: Paje Beach, Zanzibar

Having summited Kilimanjaro and having lived in a tent for two weeks in Tanzania, I was ready for a change of pace and a change of accommodation. I flew to Zanzibar, a.k.a. The Spice Islands, an archipelago paradise 25 miles from the Tanzanian coast, in search of wind and hammocks. I found both on the southeast coast on Paje […]

Paje Beach – Zanzibar

Paje Beach – Zanzibar

Photo of the week: Kitesurfers at Paje Beach in Zanzibar   To see more photos of Zanzibar CLICK HERE!

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!

Glaciers of Kilimanjaro

Glaciers of Kilimanjaro

Photo of the week: Glaciers on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. The dormant volcano is Africa’s highest mountain reaching 19,341 ft (5895m) and the world’s tallest free standing mountain. The ice and snow that cap Kili are melting at such a rate that scientist predict all ice will be gone completely within by 2060. […]

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