Category Archives: Tanzania

My life is not a ‘permanent vacation’

I updated my Facebook status a while back, and a friend commented partially in jest that they thought my life was a ‘permanent vacation’.  I’ve known this friend since I was 4, and while I knew she was kidding around a … Continue reading

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Eight random, and hopefully helpful, tips about travel

In my experience of travelling, I have learned a few practical things that I thought I would pass along to help make your journeys a bit easier: 1. Have a travelling ‘comfort kit’. Mine includes earplugs, hair elastics, bobby pins, eye … Continue reading

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One blog a week!

Happy 2014!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and has already started planning their travels for the coming weeks and months. As usual, I really don’t know what the next year will bring.  One goal of mine for … Continue reading

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Happy Travel Anniversary to me!

Three years ago, I left Vancouver for South Africa via London, with plans and planes booked to spend time in Asia and Australia, and anywhere else in between.  We all know how that one turned out: I started diving in … Continue reading

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To snap or not to snap?

As my time here on Amorgos starts drawing to a close (just over 3 weeks left, eek!) I find myself looking back through my pictures more and more . . . and noticing that I don’t have very many!  Usually … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Travel Talk – Thursday, September 27th

Come out to Travel CUTS SFU’s travel talk! Hear from ME, The Travelling Twin, about my experiences trekking KILIMANJARO!! Thursday, September 27th at 5.30pm. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP to sfu@travelcuts.com

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Naysayers, Porters and Tipping

Naysayers – What Gear You REALLY Need There are lots of gear lists for what you need or should have to climb Kili.  The somewhat helpful staff at stores like Cape Union Mart and Outdoor Wearhouse (the SA version of MEC, … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro – Days 5 & 6: Descent

It was ipod time.  Cue the Awesomeness playlist since I was still too tired to pick anything else.  Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean blaring in my ears, I started practically bounding down the mountain, walk-dancing to the tunes and stopping every … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro – Day 5: Summit Day!

Summit Day, February 8, 2011: easily one of the longest, most exhausting, most challenging and most rewarding day of my life. Justin woke us up at 11pm: ‘Hey . . . guy’.  The Koreans, some of whom were staying in … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro – Day 4: Horombo Hut to Kibo Hut

Day 4: Breakdown Day. I knew it was going to happen at some point and looking back, am glad that it was that afternoon and not sometime the next morning. We got up at 6:15 and ate our usual breakfast … Continue reading

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