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Mount Kilimanjaro… A Flatlander’s Tale

Mount Kilimanjaro… A Flatlander’s Tale We came to Tanzania for a couple of basic reasons. Nicola has been here before so it wasn’t her idea really… it was mine. I wanted to go on a safari and I wanted to climb Kili. Ever since we were in Borneo a few years ago and I went up Mt Kinabalu at about 4200m, I wanted to try something higher. Kili is...

Living a beach life in Zanzibar

“Why you hurry hurry… you should polle polle” (pronounced po-lay) say the Masai selling their necklaces and bracelets on the beach. Looking is free.. touching is free… but buying will cost ya. We are on a beach in a small community southeast of Stone Town called Paje. In my last post, we were on the ferry to Zanzibar. Now, I am in our beach...

Welcome to Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania A quick update as we take the ferry from Dar Es Salaam. We had a long flight from Toronto to Dar. The plane went Toronto-Rome-Addis Ababa-Dar Es Salaam. We were quite comfortable from Toronto to Rome because we had three seats to ourselves. A young guy from Fort McMurray was on his way to Rwanda was sharing our row but moved giving us more space...

Milestone 2

Milestone 2… Ontario (Jeff anyway… Nic still in BC) I am now travelling back from Elliot Lake, ON with my parents. We have been visiting with Emily for the last few days. My little girls is not so little anymore. She will be 17 soon and in grade twelve this year. Nic and I need to be back in Canada next June to go to Emily’s high school graduation...

Milestone 1

Milestone 1

Milestone 1… We have made it to our first waypoint in our journey. We finally got out of Fort Smith on Friday July 5th at about 5pm. We had to clean the house and pack it up for our renter. To be totally honest, Nicola wanted to start on that months ago. I kept delaying saying that we should do it after we were done work. That is my strong philosophy of why do...

Where are we going?

People always want to know, where are we going for our year away… So, I thought I would do a quick post and tell everyone what I tell those who ask. Well, we have travelled a lot… Nicola much more than Jeff. Since we have been together, we have travelled to China, Korea, Indonesia, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic, Costa Rica...

Travel Plans

We are in the process of planning a year of travel beginning in July 2013. We will be getting to many of the places on our personal bucket lists including Antarctica, New Zealand, Morocco, Nepal, India, and hopefully many, many more places. You can follow along with our travels and get highlights on this website. Talk to us, ask us questions, make suggestions, or...