On My Way to Santiago – Paris Part 1


This year I decided to walk a section of the Camino de Santiago for my holidays.  For those who have never heard of it, most people haven’t when I tell them, the Camino de Santiago is a number of ancient pilgrimage routes across Europe that lead to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. So, I’m on my way to Santiago, my journey beginning at Charles du Galles airport in Paris. However, … Continue reading

Defying Death, White Water Rafting on the Nile


I loved Rwanda, it was a beautiful country with it’s volcanoes covered with lushest green jungle. I wish I could have stayed longer, not just to spend more time with the gorillas, but there was so much more to explore. Next time I will definitely be climbing up Mount Bisoke, a volcano with a crater lake. My overland truck adventure is coming to an end; after another long 2 days … Continue reading

Amongst Gorillas – Part 2


Since I had come all this way to Rwanda, I just had to do a 2nd trek with the mountain gorillas. From day 1, at the very first Intrepid briefing, I had mentioned to the leader I wanted to do a 2nd one, but he was a bit vague on how to organise it. Now in Rwanda I spoke to Patrick again, who told me to speak to the driver, … Continue reading

Amongst Gorillas – Part 1


Finally arrived in Rwanda, one of the few places to go mountain gorilla trekking. Rwanda does not allow plastic bags. It is a wonderful policy, especially after seeing the fields of plastic bags in Kenya, but I wish I had knew prior to my trip. I had neatly organised my luggage; placed my undies in one bag, toiletries in another, permethrin clothing in another, you get the idea. However, at … Continue reading

Chimpanzee Trek


The Queen Elizabeth National Park is home to one of our closest relatives, the chimpanzee. I decided to sign up for the chimpanzee trek; however to be honest I wasn’t that fussed about seeing the chimps, but I thought it would be a good to stretch my legs and to try out my walking gear in preparation for the gorilla trek. I looked the part for my jungle adventure. Uganda … Continue reading