Kilimanjaro - Slowly Slowly December 29th 2009 Christmas over and Kilimanjaro climb done too. What an adventure! To give a snapshot. We climbed the Lemosho route which take 8 days and takes in rainforest, moonscape type terrain and steep steep climbs. This was all done “pole pole,” Swahili for slowly slowly which was necessary to deal with acclimatising to the altitude of 5,958m. It was also known as the wilderness route as not so many ... read more
Africa » Tanzania » North » Mount Kilimanjaro Shortly after independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged to form the nation of Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an end in 1995 with the first democratic elections held in the country since the 1970s. Zanzibar's semi-autonomous status and po... ... read more
Having lived and worked in London's rat race throughout our twenties and now headlong in to our thirties it would be easy to exist in our comfortable lives with our material luxuries. But there was an itch that could not be reached and kept persisting. So with the slowdown in the economy one would think we should be holding on to our relatively safe jobs and careers. But that was becoming less and less enticing and was not satisfying the itch.
So after months, perhaps years of procrastination, we made the decision to quit the 9 to 5 - as dolly Parton sang, "Aint no way to make a livin". Wel... full info