Gentle Giants, part 2

My second encounter with Gentle Giants took place in Rwanda, and specifically in Virunga National Park on the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. We were picked up at 06.30 in the morning to be driven to get the permits to trek the gorillas. I did not know what to expect and thought that my adventure would be…

Pescetarians’ Paradise

This small country at the west end of Europe is a paradise for pescetarians. There is virtually an endless variety of fish and seafood dishes and, best of all, all of it is freshly caught from the Atlantic waters. I imagine for Portuguese people eating frozen imported fish is akin to Italians eating frozen German supermarket…

Cat lady in Serengeti

Serengeti National Park is located in the northwest of Tanzania, by the border with Kenya. The park is essentially a Tanzanian extension of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve Park from the Kenyan side. However, it is three times smaller in comparison to Masai Mara. It also pops up regularly on different adventure or geographical channels due to…

Amok in Cambodia

It took me some time to decide on what I really thought of Cambodia. Driving through the streets of Phnom Penh, I could not help but to think about country’s bloody history. The capital city and the country still bear the signs of cruel rule of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. Both the Toul…

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…