Arriving in Argentina on December 28th was a major milestone in my life to begin with. Argentina being the 100 official UN country that I have visited. This was a part of the reason I wanted to do something big to mark the occasion. I felt Aconcagua was that big event, being the highest mountain in Argentina, South America, the Southern and Western Hemispheres. Basically the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas and a few Central Asian mountains.
I went through Uganda both on the way to Rwanda and on the way back. What a fascinating country it was…We traveled across the border into Uganda from Kenya, where much to my surprise I was offered a free visa because of my Irish pass...
We had just prepared our campsite out in the open countryside of southern Tanzania when all hell broke loose….… we had to get out quick. The wind was changing and our transport was in danger of getting destroyed.
We got into Dar Est Salam where we headed to the ferry to book our tickets to Zanzibar for that afternoon at four.We arrived a quick two hours later and were stamped in. Heading out that night to the famous fish market in Stone Town. I decided to try it all! I had octopus, white shark and barracuda meat, delicious!
Crossing the border into Kenya the first place where we arrived into was the capital Nairobi. Where we stayed at a campsite in a suburb west of Nairobi called Karen. We grabbing a couple of beers and an early night.A few of us headed into to check out Nairobi the next day,
Bang! I was knocked back to the ground and I had just started to get up and the bull took another look at me and was determined to come back and finish the job…The trip started as a plan among two friends from my original Africa trip. We were flying thru Barcelona and then getting a train from there on to the infamous Pamplona. The city were the most famous bull run takes place once a year with festivities going on for a couple of weeks each July.