BRAZIL post from a LOCAL coming soon!!

……..but for now, follow me on instagram! No agenda here, just something to keep your spirits motivated throughout the day 🙂

I’ve already got a bunch of super inspiring photos posted and much much more to come!

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TBT Snapshot of Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro

 

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Paths I’ve Taken.

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Laguna Chicabal

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Jersey Shore

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Mt. Kilimanjaro

Where can you experience surreal views of the CLEAREST WATER in the world?!

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Zanzibar, Tanzania!!

Some fun things to do while your in Zanzibar are a spice tour, explore Stone Town, and Prison Island (20-30 minute boat ride)!!

I guess you can do all of these excursions, but MY RECOMMENDATION would be to sit back, soak up some of that much needed Vitamin C from the sun, and enjoy the surreal views of the ocean.

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Zanzibar by day, and Zanzibar by night…BOTH BEAUTIFUL!

(All of these photos were taken by a close friend, Luke!)

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Mt. Kilimanjaro, our tent

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Made it to the top, Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Mt. Meru, made it to the top! It was the most beautiful hike.  Yes, I am an American wearing a Canadian hat!

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Volunteered at the Tuleeni Orphanage, beautiful kids.

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Celebrating with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before I left.

Where can you learn to make coffee, and swim in a remote oasis?!

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Moshi, Tanzania!!  I have experienced both of these tours, and I’d be lying to you if I had a favorite.  They were both unique and amazing experiences in their own way.

Coffee tour:  You pick the berries, crush, peel, and roast them.  Not only are you educated on the coffee making process and history, but you can experience actually MAKING THE COFFEE.  (Rather than just being lectured on the process.)  At the end you are offered some of the fresh home grown coffee.  (It is delicious!)

**Bonus: After you’ve made the coffee there’s an option to hike down to a beautiful waterfall, I’d highly suggest it!!

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Maji Moto: A natural hot spring amongst the Tanzanian desert.  The crystal clear, warm water, and beautiful trees surrounding this oasis is appealing in itself.

**Bonus: If you are not afraid of heights, you can climb up some of these trees and jump in!!

How can you experience these excursions?

There are A LOT of touring companies in Moshi, Tanzania.  Below I’ve listed the two companies I used for most of my excursions, and the third was referred by a friend.  (Both were VERY accommodating, I have nothing but excellent reviews!!!  If you have any further questions feel free to ask!!  Side note: I also hiked Mt. Meru, and Mt. Kilimanjaro while I was in Tanzania with these companies.)

http://www.bushmenexpeditions.com

http://www.pristinetrails.com

http://www.kilidovetours.com

Where can you climb, and see a giraffe?!

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Mt. Meru, Tanzania, Africa.  Experience hiking a beautiful mountain filled with lush plant life and various animals!

Side note:  I’ve had the opportunity to climb both sister mountains Mt. Meru, and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.  They both offered different scenery, and challenges, while also both being unique and beautiful in their own way.  One thing to note is that Mt. Meru was LESS CROWDED, and the greenery was more present in comparison to Mt. Kilimanjaro.  Also, I saw a ton of different animals, one being a giraffe.  On my last day of hiking Mt. Meru a giraffe decided to cross the hiking path about 50 feet in front of my group!