Tag Archives: Outdoors

Hiking in North Korea ~ Mt. Kumgang

This time last year, we were gearing up to enter North Korea, with a week long tour that was going to take us around Pyongyang and beyond.  We wanted to experience as much variety as possible, and were pretty excited to see that hiking was something we could plan to do.  Of course, when we say “plan” […]

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The Porters of Mt. Kilimanjaro ~ Tanzania

These guys are our new heroes! During the 7 days it took us to climb up and down Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro, our porters did it in half the time each day, while carrying 25+ kilos of “stuff” on their backs, shoulders, and heads. In total, our climb required 11 of them to take the 2 of […]

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#11 Complete – Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro!!

As badly as we’ve wanted to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, we have to admit that we never thought we’d actually do it.  At least, not anytime soon, that’s for sure.  When we made our While We’re Alive list a couple of years ago, it was really just a fun way to write down some […]

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