Monthly Archives: January 2011

Out of Africa

…And back into the land of McDonald’s and free WiFi. And winter. All good things must come to an end, I guess. We’re in Amsterdam now. Funny thing is, that you can actually get a Quarter Pounder here. I wonder … Continue reading

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Stone Town

“Let me tell you something about people from Zanzibar,” the guide for our walking tour of Stone Town says. “They are lazy. To walk more than 100 metres to buy something is too far.” The capital of the island is … Continue reading

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The luxury

Strange to be in Zanzibar after more than two weeks in the Kilimanjaro region. As Caroline remarked our last night in Springlands, it is amazing how a place that seemed so strange, so foreign just days before can seem so … Continue reading

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On top of the world

Well, we did it. We watched the sun rise from the summit of Kili on Saturday morning. The only thing tougher for us than summitting has been finding open wifi connections, so it has been very difficult updating this blog … Continue reading

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Day by day

I did a little bit of journalling, with good old-fashioned pen and paper, during our eight days and seven nights on Mount Kilimanjaro. Here are the highlights, day by day. Day 1 We leave Springlands Hotel at 9 a.m. Tanzanian … Continue reading

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These boots are made for walking…

So what are they doing sitting in a tented camp in the middle of the Serengeti? The first (and only?!) real snag in our trip was of our own making. The most important items to a successful climb up Kili … Continue reading

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So much to say…

So little Internet access. I’ve been writing (and David has been editing!) regularly, but we have limited access to the web. Below are half a dozen entries summarizing events from the past few days. We have one more day on … Continue reading

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