Browsing All posts tagged under »Mount Kilimanjaro«

Zanibar and the island of Pemba

July 11, 2015

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It took roughly four days for me and BQ to recover from our Mount Kilimanjaro hike. I’m not talking about sore muscles or knees….I’m talking about the hidden pitfalls of climbing at altitude: water retention; bloatedness, irregular digestion, constipation, body clock off, wind (yes flatulence and burping) – everything the guide books leave out. The […]

Moshi

July 3, 2015

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Moshi lies around an hour outside of Arusha. After breakfast BQ and I decided to take a local bus for $1 each way instead of hiring a private taxi for $100. It took half an hour for the bus to fill up and an hour and half to get to the town. Squashed into a […]

Mount Kilimanjaro

June 25, 2015

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Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak (5895m). It is an ice-capped dormant volcano and I have signed up to hike it starting on Saturday.       My Irish friend BQ is flying into Tanzania today to join me. She is a personal trainer in her spare time and is also half fish. So post Kilimanjaro […]