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The little adventures of Jo! Travel with me on my overdue gap year around the world :)

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Back in Debuche

NEPAL | Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | Views [975]

Altitude: 3700m. We are making our way down. The sad news is we never made it to the top. The weather didn't look like it was getting better with what looked like a cold front heading towards Everest, suggesting another snow storm. There was also ... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, mountains, nature, nepal, outdoors, snow, trekking


Lobuche

NEPAL | Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | Views [467]

Altitude: 4940m.  We have made it here after an arduous walk up and across some very snowy terrain. Today was, without a doubt, the toughest slog after Tok Tok. The trail seemed almost endless, completely surrounded with white for hours and beyond.... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, nature, nepal, outdoors, sherpa, snow, trekking


Tok Tok

NEPAL | Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | Views [1392]

Altitude: 2800m. It was a very enjoyable (and easy) walk from Surkhe to Tok Tok today. Tok Tok is a cute little village just past its bigger neighbour, Phakding, where most people stop to stay. It's less busy, less touristy and more cosy. The lodge ... Read more >

Tags: animals, everest base camp, friendly strangers, nepal, outdoors, trekking


Bupsa

NEPAL | Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | Views [628]

Altitude: 2350m. Today is day 2 after recommencing our trek. Though the knee hurts, especially going downhill, I feel much better in general. It's amazing the effect weather has and even more amazing, is having the right attitude. Yesterday's stint ... Read more >

Tags: animals, food, friendly strangers, himalayas, mountains, nature, nepal, outdoors, trekking


Leaving the Country of Hakuna Matata

KENYA | Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | Views [564]

Beyond the burnt down airport and the chaotic jammed-up streets of Nairobi, lies a country and experience I will hold close to my heart. Ten days in Kenya was not enough and would never be enough to fully appreciate this country. We've merely scratched ... Read more >

Tags: animals, cities, family, friendly strangers, kenya, outdoors, reflections


Kenya

KENYA | Sunday, 8 Sep 2013 | Views [455]

We're rolling in towards the end of our time in Kenya. We're at our last safari destination, Amboseli or the land of the mini dust tornados.   It's been fabulous visiting Kenya. The people are so wonderful and the lodging is a far cry from ... Read more >

Tags: animals, family, friends, kenya, outdoors, safari, sunsets


Visiting Iguazu and Beyond

BRAZIL | Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | Views [502]

The Iguazu falls were a spectacle to behold from both sides. Unbelievable in every regard - huge, plenty and powerful - perfectly framed with rainbows and butterflies. It was just as you would picture paradise to be. It reminded me so much of my favourite ... Read more >

Tags: animals, argentina, brazil, buses, cities, crossing borders, food, friends, languages, nature


Peru

PERU | Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | Views [399]

Peru is amazing. I've quickly discovered that two weeks in Peru might not be enough. Although I am doing more than what I initially planned to do, I'm really only visiting the Sierra or mountain region of Peru. There are still two other regions ... Read more >

Tags: animals, culture, history, nature, peru, trains


I love Alaska!

USA | Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | Views [399]

I'll say it loud and proud, I love Alaska! Only 3% of tourists coming to Alaska make it into the Artic Circle and of that, an unknown but suspiciously small percentage bother to come during winter. I am in that very minority group and am happy where ... Read more >

Tags: animals, bucket list, friendly strangers, nature, northern lights, sick, snow, usa, winter


I think I am in love with Alaska

USA | Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | Views [372]

I had a super early start today, leaving at 4am to make my 7am flight to Seattle. I must've been so sleepy that I hadn't even realized the plane had landed until I woke up to see that half the flight was already gone! Thank goodness ... Read more >

Tags: animals, bucket list, flights, friendly strangers, nature, snow, usa, winter


I'm in San Francisco!

USA | Sunday, 24 Feb 2013 | Views [335]

An interesting start to say the least - thanks to a few unexpected nuances.  Despite the hurdles, I'm here! :) I'm not sure if I'm a huge fan of SF yet. The roads, trams/trolleys/cable cars, hoards of tourists confuse me. It took quite ... Read more >

Tags: animals, cities, friendly strangers, landmarks, sightseeing, usa



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