Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Part – 1

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro was a dream for a long time. I started researching seriously from 2022 but finally could make it happen in 2024 January.ย  I booked the solo trip through a local company based in Moshi called Kiliafricatours. I choosed Northern Circuit Route, because it gives best chance of aclamatization , relatively quite and had beautiful scenic view. Day 1ย  MOSHI - LONDOROSI GATE โ€“ MTI MKUBWA CAMP I flew from Heathrow to Moshi by Turkish Air. There was stopover at Istanbul and then I reached Kilimanjaro International…

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Part – 2

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ DAY 6: BUFFALO CAMP โ€“ THIRD CAVE CAMP This day begins with a climb up the Buffalo ridge and down into Pofu Camp where lunch is usually served. The route then continues east around the northern slopes to the Rongai Third Cave at 3,800 meters. The trek is shorter than the day before and by now you should be feeling well acclimatized to the altitude. You will arrive at the Third Cave just around mid-afternoon. Distance: 8km/5miles, Hiking Time: 5-7 hours, Elevation: 13,200 ft to 12700 ft Habitat: Heath…

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Safari in Tanzania

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ No visit to Tanzania is complete without a Safari. There are many Safari parks in Tanzania but in this trip I covered part of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara national park. My safari trip started right after I completed my Kilimajero climb. Day 0:ย I arrived from Kilimanjero a day early than planned as I could not sleep up at the top . So I had one extra day at Moshi. Nevertheless , I slept at a cosy warm hotel bed after a while and had a briefing from my…

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Liechtenstein – Vaduz and around

๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎย  ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Principality of Liechtenstein is 25 KM long landlocked micronation sandwitched between Austria and Switzerland. Economically it has one of the highest per captia GDP ratio and considered the safeset country in the world Day 1 My flight was in the morning 6AM from Heathrow airport. Travelling in the morning from Heathrow was a bliss, hardly takes anytime for security in an otherwise extreamly busy airport. Flight to Zurich airport was under 2 hours and then public transport to Vaduz , capital of Liechtenstein. It's straightforward to go , train…

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Gdaล„sk and around

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Day 1 London to Gdnsk My flight was in early morning . Left from London Luton in the morning around 8.35 AM and landed in Gdnsk about 11.35 AM. Commute to the old town area was easy . Public transport is frequent and cheap. My check in to the apartment was at 4 PM . So I walked around for few hours. The city has outstanding pieces of architecture such as the City Hall, St. Mary's Church, the Arthus Court and the Golden Gate. Today the inner city attracts…

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Kosovo – Hiking the Edge

๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Born out of the breakup of former Yugoslovia, Kosovo is one of the youngest country in world. After Kosovo war in 1999 , it declared independence in 2008. The country is being rebuilt since then. In spite of sore relationship with neighbouring Serbia , gradually it is recognised by most of G20 countries. This was a short trip to Kosovo primarily to Hike part of Sharr mountains called The Edge. I arrived in Pristina and was picked up the by the host. We then relaxed and enjoyed a late…

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South of France

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท 6th - 10th April 2024 Day 1 London To Nice My flight to Nice was in the afternoon . Nice airport is fairly small and not that far from the towm. I reached my Air BnB apartment late in the evening . We had our dinner and then retired for the day. Day 2 Antibes We spent the morning in Nice. The Promenade des Anglais is the iconic seafront boulevard that stretches for approximately seven kilometers along the beautiful Mediterranean coastline of Nice. Lined with palm trees and offering…

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Malta In 4 Days

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta is the tenth smallest country by area and seventh mostly densely populated country. It is also having smallest capital amongst the countries in European union. Temeperature in January was quite mild compared to continental Europe. Day 1 - 5th Jan, Valetta I landed in Valetta , capital of Malta. My stay was booked at Hotel Carlton for 4 nights at Sliema area. Reaching to my hotel from airport is pretty straight forward by public transport. I bought a 4 day Malta card which gave unlimited access to public…

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Slovakia & Vienna

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Day 1 Krakow to Smokvec I was picked up from Krakow airport by Martin and Co in the afternoon. After that we drove over the High Tatras Mountains that separate Slovakia and Poland and headed for the lovely alpine village of Stary Smokovec. This was a family-run hotel . There was a bit of issue with romm keys. Nevertheless after settling into your room, I headed down to meet your travelling companions over dinner and relaxed into the holiday rhythm. Day 2 Smokvec Hike to the Green Lake We…

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Mexico : Chichรฉn Itzรก and Cenote Swimming

๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Journey to Mexico started with a very long flight with two changes. It started from Frankfurt at 7 AM in the morning , then a 3 hr break at Heathrow before taking the 2nd one to Dallas . Dallas airport was in total chaos , there is this December vacation rush with very long queues and we had on one and half hour to board the flights. At security we got seperated while we were made to walk through an open area with a dog running around.    …

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