Editor’s Note: While climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro is still on our calendar for May, Steve and I have been distracted planning for our Southeast Asia trip that starts in just a few days. Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong are all part of the itinerary. Before I can begin to
(Note: If you’ve missed any of the previous chapters of Steve’s story, just click on the chapter that you missed: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3. Enjoy! – Carrie) The Climb Begins! (February 17-21, 2011) Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania and
Day Three: Journey to Africa (If you missed the editorial note and first chapter, please start here: Chapter 1) On 14 February 2011, we left the comfort of Amsterdam for the great unknown of Africa. Our itinerary would take us to Nairobi on KLM Airlines. The plan was to spend the
A Challenge Unearths a Memoir Ever since I attended my first anthropology class, I have dreamt of traveling to Africa. My husband has traveled to Africa a few times and was not too keen on going back. I knew how to change his mind…he is incapable of resisting a challenge.