pushing through or climbing elbrus

  After climbing Kilimanjaro in 2014, the supposedly easiest of the 7 summits, I started thinking about potentially tackling some of the remaining ones. This is a daunting (not to mention costly!) task and I’m not quite sure whether I’ve completely settled on it, but I figured it’s worth trying out Elbrus, which ranks as …

i wanna touch the northern lights

  When we were considering the trip to Iceland I looked into when’s the best time to see the Northern Lights, but my research showed August wasn’t really it. We decided to go anyway because there’s plenty else you can see & do and that we’d come back another time just for this. After touching …

around zanzibar, south and east

  So after spending a few hours in Stone Town we decided it’s best we stick to the plan and rent a car to drive around Zanzibar. After some deliberation and guidance from the invaluable Lonely Planet, we headed towards the south / east parts of the island.   A cool sign at a wildlife …

mind over matter or climbing kilimanjaro

  I’ve been meaning to climb Kili for some time now. I’d read it was the most accessible out of the Seven Summits (highest on each continent) and it seemed like a good starting point to going well over 5,000m and tackling some of the other Seven down the line 😉 For a couple of …

step outside

  So the weather in Bulgaria has been very foggy lately, including in Sofia, which is actually quite normal for the season. A couple of nights ago, despite feeling absolutely tired after the long day, I decided to get out there and try to see it from above the fog by going up Vitosha mountain. …