Crazy Sh!t We Didn’t Tell You About

Crazy Sh!t We Didn’t Tell You About

You know about the gorillas. You know about how we fell in the giant gutter. You know that a girl we were trekking with almost died on the Perito Moreno glacier. You may even have caught the bit about how I ended up bloody after I got tripped by a puppy in Negril when we […]

Chicken Coops and Elephant-Proof Doors

Chicken Coops and Elephant-Proof Doors

Posted by on Aug 19, 2011 in General Travel, Running, Tanzania, Zanzibar | No Comments

With the Serengeti and Mt. Kilimanjaro behind us, it was time to head to the tiny island of Zanzibar. While I kept working as the co-leader of an adventure philanthropy expedition, Robin was able to spend time swimming and running on the beach in Bwejuu, a sleepy little town on the eastern coast of the […]

Essential Kilimanjaro Gear List

Essential Kilimanjaro Gear List

I’ve seen a few lists of essential Kili gear on the web, but I thought I’d add a couple of things that I found to be exceptionally useful. If you’d like to read about the trip up the mountain, read Part I and Part II. Once you’re on the mountain, there’s a good chance you’ll […]

Kilimanjaro – Part II

Kilimanjaro – Part II

Posted by on Aug 7, 2011 in General Travel, Tanzania | 5 Comments

DAY 5: Arrow Glacier to Crater Camp (18,800 ft) (Continued from Kilimanjaro – Part I) The sun has been shining on us for about 45 minutes, but we’re just about 30 meters from the rim of the crater. We reach the top in time to avoid any rockslides caused by melting ice. I’ve been watching […]

Come On and Safari with Me

Come On and Safari with Me

Posted by on Aug 5, 2011 in General Travel, Tanzania | 2 Comments

Watching lions, whether they’re hunting or lounging in the shade of an acacia tree, doesn’t get old. Nor does observing wildebeest snort and snuffle their way past you, or elephants scratching themselves on trees, or warthogs darting through the grass, their tails sticking straight up like antennae. In short, I really think I could go […]

Kilimanjaro – Part I

Kilimanjaro – Part I

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in General Travel, Tanzania | 2 Comments

“And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” The “here” is Moshi, Tanzania. As for the “how”, it’s a complicated story. I’m not even sure that I fully understand how I got here, but that’s beside the point. I’m here to co-lead an expedition up Kilimanjaro for an adventure philanthropy company. That […]

So This Is Africa

So This Is Africa

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in General Travel, Tanzania | One Comment

Last summer, Pierre and I went to South Africa, Botswana and (for two days) Zimbabwe. Before we left, and throughout our travels, locals and tourists alike would roll their eyes when they talked about how slowly things got done in Africa; how patient you had to be; how antiquated so many things were on the […]

Sadly, We’re Splitting Up…

Posted by on Jul 16, 2011 in Tanzania | 3 Comments

…for a week!  Robin is going on safari with a group of people from Gap Adventures, and Pierre will be co-leader of an expedition up Kilimanjaro. We’re each departing tomorrow and will be back in Moshi, Tanzania on Friday and Saturday (the 22nd and 23rd), respectively. We know we’re a little behind on our blog […]