I’ve never considered myself an adrenaline junkie, far from it in fact. Upon signing my name on the list for a grade five white water rafting adventure, my stomach turned instantly to butterflies. We were in Jinja, the adrenaline capital of Uganda. It had been an incredible drive across the Kenyan border into this lush … More The Wrath of the White Nile
As my eight-hour shuttle bus from Tanzania to Kenya entered the outskirts of Nairobi, it was immediately apparent how tight security has become in Kenya over the past few years. To enter the airport access road, we were marched off the bus and put through security screenings as military personnel searched the inside of the bus and put … More Hakuna Matata
It was the day I was due to begin my trek when I caught my first glimpse of the mountain. Am I really going to climb that? What have I gotten myself into? These are the two main thoughts running through my mind as we drove toward Marangu town, where we were to meet our … More Killer Kilimanjaro!
For the past three and a half months I have been living in a village in the Volta Region of Ghana, Frankadua. It didn’t take me long to feel right at home, the locals are extremely welcoming and the kids always put a smile onto my face. My first impressions of Frankadua was that of … More I’m Ghana Be Back!
Its 5.30pm they tell me as we hurriedly try to finish preparing dinner before the sun sets for the day. The Fufu is almost ready; women are pounding it with a bamboo stick one, two, one, two. The smell of the soup overcomes our senses; we are lucky to have some fish, which they have … More A Day In The Life – Frankadua, Ghana
The three months I spent in India and Nepal were Incredible, I look back and believe I learnt more life lessons in the past three months than my parents were able to teach me. It wasn’t always easy, I felt anxiety, fear, and sometimes I would find myself in an incredibly difficult situation and think … More My first real Croissant
The Annapurna circuit – 220km and three weeks later I have completed the most physically demanding yet rewarding experience which I will treasure for ever. Through desert, dust, snow and rain I walked. Passing tiny remote villages, climbing 5416m and appreciating the raw nature of the Himalayas. Removed from the world of technology and the … More The Annapurna Circuit
Catching up on the last 2 weeks of my Indian journey now, I have fallen behind on my blogging due to a mad eager rush to get to Nepal for some trekking. So here goes my best re-accounts of Rishikesh and Dharamsala… I spent a total of 3 weeks amongst the spiritual vibes of Rishikesh … More Northern Weirdness
I headed to Nepal for 5 days after the tour finished, hoping to head form Kathmandu to Pokhara to paraglide and do some trekking. Unfortunately I came down with the flu and this adventure trip turned into spending 5 nights in a Kathmandu hostel. The city of Kathmandu is still in stages of re-development following … More Happy Holi!
Agra – a shit city with an amazing monument. Packed full of tourists as I was expecting this city wasn’t high on my list. The Taj Mahal being the solo reason 15,000 tourists flock through the gates every day. The monument was fairly impressive; we headed there before sunrise in an effort to … More Venturing East