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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

Moshi, Tanzania


March 8th and March 9th


Arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport at 10 pm and realized that my large climbing bag was still in Amsterdam. I was told it would be brought to the hotel tomorrow. Good thing I came one day early. I had to hire a taxi for the 50 kilometer drive because the bus left without me. Not a great way to start my first overseas trip in my life. lol I got to the hotel at 12:30 am. The hotel was beautiful but no air conditioning and electricity cuts off at 6am, so no fan after that. I got up the next day and met other climbers at lunch. People from Germany, Australia, New Zealand, the Netherland, England and every other country imaginable. Also talked with a group who had just been on Kilimanjaro. Some made it, some did not. I was told about 30% make it to summit. Some companies boast a 90% success ration but the guides say that never happens. You just don't know how altitude will affect you.

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