Category: Tanzania

THE TANZANIA CHRONICLES #9- From Sunrise to Summit (Banner)

From Sunrise to Summit: The Tanzania Chronicles #9

The greatest trick that Casey Palmer ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn’t exist. Or… he just worked a week with 40 hours of overtime and had no time to blog. You decide which story is real. Okay, as a premise to this post, I’ve been […]

Kili Tried to Kill Me!!!: The Tanzania Chronicles #8

DAY TWO Machame – Shira Two Hike: 5 km 3022m – 3830m 5-6 hours “The words steep, rocky and dusty are out adjectives for the day as we leave the grassland behind and enter a barer landscape. We make our way slowly upward with a backdrop of Giant […]

One Does Not Simply CLIMB Kilimanjaro!!!: The Tanzania Chronicles #7

It had all started so optimistically. We settled our bill at Imani, which included a free ride to the Zanzibar airport (which was amazing after all the taxi-related debacles). After getting through customs (where the customs officer gave me quite the strange look when she saw my tripod […]

‘cross Waters from Dar and Strange Men in Cars — Zanzibar: The Tanzania Chronicles #6

So we woke up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city — a fate it shares with Toronto in that it’s the largest, but not its country’s capital city. Dar es Salaam was filled with cultural undertones that gave the city a bit of an edge to it […]

Getting There is Half the Battle: The Tanzania Chronicles #5

First off, thanks to everyone for the warm welcome back to the land of the digitally-able! The trip to Tanzania was quite the adventure; coming home with 3400+ pictures, an inexplicable stomachache and too many stories to count, the trip marked a very interesting chapter in my life. […]

Back to the Motherland

Well, someone’s motherland, anyway. I think my family’s about 5 or more generations removed from having set foot on the continent of Africa. But it’s here! We’re finally on our way out to climb Kilimanjaro, traverse dusty trails to see sights of rare animals (yeah, thanks a lot, humanity…) […]

Pack It Up, Pack It In: The Tanzania Chronicles #4

As you can see, I wasn’t kidding when I said that the amount of gear we’d gotten for this trip is utterly ridiculous. But it’s like I was telling a friend while enjoying a walk in the sunshine on Tuesday — you can’t put a price on safety […]

Dragon Dictation: The Tanzania Chronicles #3

Sometimes you don’t really have much to write; those are the times where you need to switch it up a little. Today’s voice post represents stepping away from always trying to find something momentous to write about and sometimes just taking a good look at wherever I happen […]

Gearing Up: The Tanzania Chronicles #2

One thing I definitely didn’t anticipate when planning to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro is that the gear would cost nearly as much as the trip itself! Usually Sarah and I try to be a bit frugal with our decisions, checking whether we really need to get top-of-the-line items in […]

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