So it turns out that coffee begins its life as a little berry. Nobody mentions that when you throwin' back cups of joe at 2 am during the university days. In the past few years, I have come to appreciate the caffeine as my job strongly encourages it. Cappuccino, latte, flat white, espresso macchiato. Take … Continue reading Kahawa. Tanzania.
16. Oct. 2017 Disclaimer: It's a long one! A thousand frank moto-taxi ride and three security checks. Exit stamp. Rwanda, done! We opted for a flight to Tanzania to save three days of bus travel and are headed to Kilimanjaro International. Rwanda was calm, beautiful and somewhere I will definitely appreciate more once I've left. … Continue reading 4000 hills and counting. Rwanda.
My last update we just after we entered Rwanda before we made it over to the DR Congo. We decided to make the most of our gorilla experience and see the massive primates in Virunga National Park. We decided to do a 4-day tour, which allowed us to also climb a massive volcano! From our … Continue reading Jungles, Rainforest and Volcanoes! The DRC.
02. Okt. 2017 My boyfriend was right when he said, that for the last six days we've seen the River Nile every day. It certainly goes to show that a lot of tourism is centred around it! We started in Jinja just under a week ago. As my boyfriend kayaks, it was a priority! As … Continue reading Chasing the Nile.
27. Sept. 2017 Dubai was only a 'warm' 37oC but by 11 am, my clothes had melted into my back. Coming from a fresh 12oC in Zurich was a shock, and it was a long time coming. With neither of us really slept on the flight over, we were more than thankful when we could … Continue reading Melting.
Continuing last week's post of my time in India; we continue after I returned from my two weeks in Bhutan. Arriving into a city that I was already vaguely familiar with, made getting to the hostel much less stressful. I would take the Airport Express until the New Delhi station and switch for the Hauz … Continue reading India in 128 Hours. P2.
Well, the big day has arrived! It's definitely a surreal feeling... my boyfriend has now also finished work and we are both pretty much packed. A few things have changed since the last update! We've discovered that our budget stop-over in Dubai will officially be "too" long for us to stay in the airport. We've … Continue reading Before Departure.
This evening, my father and I rediscovered our mutual interest in India and everything Bollywood. Eating a Thai Red Curry for dinner with movie song clips playing on Youtube made for interesting dinner conversation. We commented that both of our recent trips were somewhat inspired by various scenes that we have seen in recent-ish Bollywood … Continue reading India in 128 hours.
It suddenly feels real. Not sure why, now, it has changed at all. I realised throughout my last few days at work, that we would be travelling for three months. As I wrote up one of my last posts, about my experience at Machu Pichu, I remember the super tired feeling we had. It was … Continue reading Uganda is Officially a Week Away!
One of my favourite accounts of hiking the Inca Trail by a fellow group member. Enjoy!
Woke up early. Hair like Jack Nicholson. 24 hour reception at hotel closed. Smoked. H. advised against it. Muttered something about work, play and dull boys. Showered. Cleaned teeth. Pounded on door of 24 hour reception until we woke someone up. Left backpacks in the room where other people’s bags got water damaged. Checked day bag for final time. Smoked. Waited. H. went to toilet for fourth time. Smoked. Doorbell rang, our bus had arrived. Guy’s name: Pedro. Fact that he was out of breath from climbing hill to hostel gave me some hope. Smoked.
On bus, other trekkers arrived with own walking poles and those camel pack drinking sacks that sit in your day bag. Everyone else was very thin + younger than us. Felt underprepared and unfit. Bus left Cusco through some particularly deprived areas. Our guide introduced himself as Freddie. We rented walking poles. Slept for…
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