03.03.2011 - 03.03.2011 5 °C
It's always seemed years away. Months away. Weeks away. But there are now only seven days to go until I'll be standing at the airport in my walking boots, rucksack strapped to my back and ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
My quest begins with a flight to Nairobi with Ben Stringer. From here, we will spend a week scaling the heights on Mount Kilimanjaro - the highest mountain on the continent of Africa and the world's tallest free-standing mountain! A safari in the Serengeti follows, where we'll hope to see lions and leopards in the vast plains of Tanzania. A period of rest and relaxtion will be much needed by this time, so we have booked a flight to Zanzibar, where the white, sandy beaches will be practically demanding us to top up our tan!
I then travel solo, leaving Stringer to become a marine. The next leg of my journey takes me to BULA Children's Home in Kampala, Uganda's capital city. I very much doubt that I will feel lonely, as I hope to become wholly immersed in making it a fantastic opportunity for both myself and the children!
If one mountain wasn't enough, I've decided to travel to the Nepal - the epicentre of the Himalayas. More trekking will undoubtedly ensue in the "home of snow", where I hope to avoid the monsoon season!
From here, it is anybody's guess as to where I will go! It will all depend on how much money I have left and who I meet, as well as the recommendations that I'll pick up along the way. My likely destination is South-East Asia, but at the moment I'm not entirely sure where I'll end up!
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You stay classy, readers!