The Beautiful Lake Vyrnwy

The gorgeous, Victorian lake is located in Wales on the edge of Snowdonia national park and south of Bala; positioned in the rural, remote Berwyn Mountains. The manmade lake itself is actually a… Continue reading

Jam-packed, Energetic Three Nights in Oslo…

My brother and I decided to take a short break to Oslo, as we wanted to encounter a Scandinavian city break. Norway as a country had always been way up there as somewhere… Continue reading

An insight to the mountains on my doorstep! Snowdonia N.P

The black, jagged peaks, deep, gorges and windswept uplands luckily are on my doorstep; being my home stomping ground and where I can be found most weekends. This is the place I seek… Continue reading

Materialistic and fake – Dubai…

The emirate of Dubai is mammoth and every day it is developing bigger and bigger. With construction taking over the whole city, continuously trying to magnetize tourists to this dreamy, world of attractions… Continue reading

Secluded, Paradise on Meeru Island!

Flying direct from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Male, Maldives; taking just over an hour. The airport was small, hectic and you instantly got a tropical feeling from the place. The airport is based… Continue reading

Venturing beyond the beaches to Roman ruins, Medina and desert!

Tunisia is the smallest country in North Africa with a population of 10,043,000 and the capital being Tunis. The main language spoken is Arabic and French. I picked up on mainly the French… Continue reading

A nice beach holiday, but not much to do…. Agadir!

We decided to take a week’s relaxing holiday to a brand new 5* Riu hotel opened in Agadir, something very rare for us. As normally we like to escape the tourist traps and… Continue reading

A captivating city just waiting to be explored – Cairo!

Boy was I eager about leaving the commercial tourist trap of Sharm el Sheikh, all the large, extravagant all-inclusive hotels, package holiday tourists, tacky gift shops selling fake designer merchandise and being harassed… Continue reading

Bedouins gave us clothes as we shivered…

Wandering around the busy bazaar in Sharm el Sheikh, we stumble across a tour stand selling excursions which were a bit more out of the box than the regular package holiday operator ones… Continue reading

St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai

We took a excursion day trip being picked up from Sharm el Sheikh very early in the morning, driving 220km northwest to the monastery which is open once a week to the public. With… Continue reading

Exploring the magical underwater world – Ras Mohamed…

We decided to take a day trip from Naama bay to Ras Mohamed National Park, one of Egypt’s most popular dive and snorkeling sites. Including lunch and hire of snorkel equipment. The trip cost… Continue reading

Red Sea here we come….

We flew with a UK chartered airline ‘Thompson’ into Sharm el-Sheikh airport. Our hotel was based in Shark’s Bay which was quite a metropolitan area on the coast. This area has really flourished… Continue reading

Rural school Visit – Tanzania…

We were lucky to have the opportunity to visit a rural village school on the outskirts of Tanzania. We got to interact with the children, aged about between 5-7 years old teaching them… Continue reading

A Cool, Capital – Stone Town – Zanzibar

As we drove from the north coast of Zanzibar to the capital ‘Stone town’ on the western coast, taking about 2hours. Waving goodbye to the beach front, laid back paradise we had recently… Continue reading

Exotic, Friendly, Paradise – Zanzibar…

We flew in from Arusha Africa, to Zanzibar airport. It was a very small friendly airport and we passed through it very quickly and hassles free. You instantly felt the laid back vibe.… Continue reading

The town of ‘Mto Wa Mbu’, a pot of cultural diversity!

As we arrived in the small, lush town of ‘Mto Wa Mbu’, it was clear it’s such a pot of cultural diversity. Learning so much, in such little time spent here. Back in… Continue reading

Down into the Ngorongoro Crater for the best safari experience…

Driving down and down, round and round into the huge bowl-like crater of Ngorongoro. An almost circular depression of a long extinct volcano with a diameter of 19 kilometres and without doubt one… Continue reading

Wild Camping at Seronera in the centre of the Serengeti – Eeeeeeek!

I didn’t really think to much about this part of our trip when it was all arranged. Didn’t really speak about it until we got there either, as all my focus was on… Continue reading

Serengeti via “Naabi Gate” – Endless Plains…

We drove in our 4×4 jeep via the “Naabi Gate”, which i found out in Maasai language and means ‘the endless plains’. This is really what the view in front of us was whilst we entered… Continue reading

Heading towards Olduvai Gorge – Spectacular….

We left Arusha early in the morning travelling via Mto Wa Mbu, which in Swahili means “river of mosquitoes”. Turn of the 20th century, when Africa was wild and untamed, not that it… Continue reading

A night in Arusha, back to civilisation – Well almost…

After a long drive leaving Kilimanjaro and all the amazing memories we had just created in the distance, we head to Arusha via Moshi stopping for a well-earned lunch. It was a long drive of… Continue reading

So far away yet so close…

So far away yet so close...

Frosty tents the morning after we summited.

We made it – Whoop whoop….

We made it - Whoop whoop....

16th September 2009, 6.30am we made it to the top!
Craig proposed here…

Glaciers near the top!

Glaciers near the top!

Passing amazing glaciers on the way to the summit…

The view i have in my mind, I will never ever forget!

The view i have in my mind, I will never ever forget!

Slumped back to back on a rock at Stella point. Nearly at the summit. Very emotional!