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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 125 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.

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Showing posts with label hiking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hiking. Show all posts

ITALY, Lake Como, hiking

September 26, 2019

Andree, Bruce and I took the funicular to Visit the Volta Tower above Como. Hazy but still beautiful view of Lake Como.

CHINA, Hiking the Great Wall of China, Beijing

August 16, 2018

With limited sleep after long day of flying to Beijing and limited sleep in the hostel that night,  I opted for a 14 hour tour to Jinshanling portion of the Great Wall. It is a 2 hour drive outside Beijing to get to the sparsely visited section. At any time, you see fewer than 5-8 people hiking up and down and up and down. And up. Lol. I hiked separate from the group to cover more territory. The group walked about 4 miles on the wall and I hiked about 1.5 miles more which is the same as I hiked in 2008 when I was in Jinshanling after 2008 Olympics.

SRI LANKA, Sigiriya

February 26, 2018

Arrived in Sigiriya and checked into my incredible "tree house" private accommodation.

My specific reason to visit here was to climb the Sigiriya Rock ($30) but after local consultation I chose to climb it's brother, Pidurangala ($3) which gives outstanding view of Sigiriya Rock and the countryside.  The hike took about 45 minutes to the top and was very steep. A little surprised to see dogs napping on the warm rocks at the top. GOOD DAY !!


Feb. 22, 2018

My early morning hike to Little Adam's Peak (2 hours) was a little more difficult than expected. Probably because I continued on to another hill that involved some climbing and path along the cliff edge.

Beautiful views of valley and tea plantations as workers were picking tea.

This afternoon I walked to the 9 Arches Railroad Bridge and then 2 miles back along the track to the Ella train station.