Fat fish in Faroe Islands

Faroe Islands is a group of small islands, an archipelago belonging to the Kingdom of Denmark. The group consists of 18 islands located between Iceland and Scotland. The archipelago is so small, that you really need to look closer to spot them on the map. Initially our visit to the Faroe Islands was intended only…

Kilimanjaro, day 7 – day 9

Day 7, Kosovo Camp, 4 800m Kosovo Camp is not mentioned in many of the guidebooks nor is it marked clearly on the maps, and you will not find an excessive description of it anywhere. We only learnt about its location during the briefing, when the change to our original schedule had been made. Kosovo…

Kilimanjaro, day 4 – day 6

DAY 4 – Moir Camp by Lent Hills, 4 165 m The next morning started with the usual ritual of “shower”, checking our vitals, and me having a peanut butter toast for breakfast. Already on the second day of climbing, I woke up with a hunger and need in my body to have at least one…

Kilimanjaro, day 1 – day 3

DAY 1 – Briefing Here we were, sitting in a lovely lodge in Usa River, Tanzania, recovering from a long night flight, while trying to come to terms with the fact that our we are only a day from the start of the climbing! Before the actually started, we met with our main guide, Daniel,…

Kilimanjaro, here we come!

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, proudly shooting to the sky with three of its peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. While Mawenzi and Shira are long extinct volcanos, the Kibo is dormant only, and we can potentially witness its eruption again. The highest of its peaks, Kibo, rises to 5,985 meters above the sea…

Whiskey, not whisky

In the somewhat unclear history of whisky making, Catholic Irish monks are believed to have been the first people to produce whiskey. In approximate year 600, they are believed to have travelled to the Mediterranean Spain to learn the fermentation of wine and beer, learning the principals of distillation in the Moorish Spain. Upon their…