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Taman Negara – Rainforest Canopy Walks, Floating Restaurants and Leeches…So Many Leeches

Taman Negara – Rainforest Canopy Walks, Floating Restaurants and Leeches…So Many Leeches

Having our previous two hiking attempts foiled – the first in Nepal and the second in Yogyakarta after the trail we were supposed to take up a volcano was closed because a local fell in (yes, fell into the volcano) – we were determined to get back into the wilderness. In KL we had done some reading on that country’s crown jewel of National Parks – Taman Negara – and decided that’s where we’d end the
The Top of New Zealand – Mt. Cook

The Top of New Zealand – Mt. Cook

At 12,217ft, Mt. Cook is the highest point in all of New Zealand.  Not in the same league, altitude-wise, as many of the world’s more famous peaks but a legend to climbers all the same. It’s an extremely difficult climb and many a climber have succumbed to avalanches or the steep ridges you’re forced to maneuver on the way to the peak. So with this in mind, Jenna and I didn’t climb it 🙂 We opted
40 Miles, 2 Days, 1 Epic Hike – The Routeburn Track

40 Miles, 2 Days, 1 Epic Hike – The Routeburn Track

As we’ve said, New Zealand has a lot of good hiking (I think I was previously quoted as saying they had 8 billion hiking trails but again I’m rounding) but there are a few that are not simply classified as good, but rather great. There are 9 hikes throughout the North and South islands that are so stunningly beautiful they have been deemed the country’s Great Walks.  These hikes range from 2-5 days and pretty much
Throwback Post – Hiking Kilimanjaro 2014

Throwback Post – Hiking Kilimanjaro 2014

Before we take off on this newest adventure, we thought it would be important to write a couple of posts detailing our first excursion as a couple – Mt. Kilimanjaro, which we summited in February of last year. So…from the top. It was September 2013 when we decided to buy a Living Social bargain to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (you heard correctly, a Living Social deal!). At the time, we knew little of the mountain or the