Two months in, two months out
July 11, 2017Dear Readers,
I know some of you have been following my blog, The Discreet Traveler. Since May we have been in England, Wales, Ireland, Spain, and France...more countries if you count the two parts of Ireland, the Basque Country, Catalonia, etc.
For those who do not know, two months from today I will start my attempt to trek Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. I am excited by the challenge, but daunted at the same time. Is all this touring around on foot really preparation for the slog to the summit? Will my old tennis bag last until I can finally unload it onto the capable head of a porter? And what about the wet wipes?
All of this adventure is yet to come, and I wish to assure you that my trek (like all our travels) is self-funded. I never solicit money from anyone. However, I would feel something was missing if I set a big goal like this and did not do it for charity, given that Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. So I've signed up with Oxfam to contribute something to disaster relief and addressing poverty, inequality, and climate change. You know, the big stuff:
As always, you can follow our travels around the world at jeknowles.blogspot.com
Thanks for reading!