2010 - Kilimanjaro

June 12, 2010–November 3, 2010

Kili Success!

July 12, 2010
Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
I successfully survived the climb to Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa, rising 5,893 meters (19,334 feet) above sea level. As the internet is kind of dodgy here in Africa, photos and stories must wait until I return to the states, but know that I have returned from the adventure! Now after my first shower and first time on the internet in 8 days… Read more

Underground Adventures

July 4, 2010
Note: I originally wrote this on July 4, shortly before flying to Tanzania. I’m back in the country now, but I’ll be posting more stories and photos over the next few days. As some of you may know, I’m a [ed: giant dork] huge fan of Joseph Campbell and his thoughts on the Hero’s Journey. And, as most of you know… Read more

First Night in Paris

July 4, 2010
After arriving several hours later than planned into Paris, it was too late for any museums or things like that so I figured I’d just walk around for a bit. Lara’s place is about a 10 minute walk from Invalides, the home of Napoleon’s tomb, which is about 10 minutes from the Eiffel Tower, so I figures that would be a good direction to start. It was Thursday night… Read more

Quite Cordial Run-in with the Bobbies

July 1, 2010
London, England, United Kingdom
I’m pretty sure in all of my travels I’ve never missed a flight. A missed connection, sure, but never because I got to the airport late. That all changed today. After some dinner at the pub we decided the easy thing to to do would be to buy some wine at the Tesco and go back to Yari’s place. What we arrived to… Read more

Florida and Now London

June 30, 2010
After a wonderful weekend in the Florida Keys, I have just arrived in London. I have a couple pictures I’ve taken on my phone, and I’m uploading them here and to my flickr (see the photo bar across the the top of the blog). Once I get to an actual computer… Read more

Coincidence, or Fate

June 26, 2010
Five years ago on a sailboat in the Greek Isles I met a man named Ewen. Ewen has the greatest job I can imagine; he’s a travel photographer. That’s why he was on the boat, getting a free ride while he shot photos for the tour company. A year later I attended his wedding in Phuket, Thailand. And a year after that I visited him and his wife in Melbourne… Read more

The Next Adventure: Kilimanjaro

June 12, 2010
“And there, ahead, all he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high, and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of Kilimanjaro. And then he knew that there was where he was going.” - Ernest Hemmingway I’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling lately, mainly for fun, but preparation and training has been my rationalization. In a little over two weeks time… Read more