Climb Kilimanjaro

Trekking is always a great outdoor activity for bonding among family and friends – or even for meeting and befriending those that were strangers to us before. One of the worlds best known trekking destinations is Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest free standing mountain in the world, located in Tanzania, the heart of East Africa. […]


Barack Obama has heralded Africa as a continent “on the move” at the opening of a US-sponsored business summit in the capital of Kenya, the African nation to which he has deep family ties. “Africa is one of the fastest growing regions of the world,” the US president said in Nairobi. “People are being lifted […]

Kackar Mountains

So where are the Kackar Mountain? I’m not sure – I think northern Turkey. Well this is how the conversation started. For years I had heard of the Kackar Mountains but what was involved, exactly where they were was shrouded in mystery. Occasional photographs of steep alpine summits, dense forests and flower-filled meadows sprang to […]

Lycian Way

We have just returned from Turkey where we re-visited parts of the Lycian Way. Several years ago, generally in October, we would come to walk sections of the route carrying just a guidebook, spare clothes, sleeping bags and a pot to cook over an open fire in case we found ourselves in an area we […]