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The Roof of Africa – Mt Kilimanjaro

Located on the Eastern part of still untouched Africa, Tanzania is indeed a land of mesmerizing landscapes and abundant wildlife.

I traveled to Tanzania in the month of February 2016 with plans to climb Kilimanjaro and go on a safari ride to Serengiti. With the zeal of adventure, I went out with this plan as Kilimanjaro is evidently the highest self-standing peak in the world and the top most point in Africa.

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Serengiti NP, Tanzania

Having listed as the UNESCO world heritage site, Serengiti National park is located in Tanzania. The most famous phenomenon of Serengiti National park is the Great Serengiti migration, where millions and millions of herbivorous animals followed by their predators migrate towards Kenya looking for the water source.

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Everest Base Camp – Nepal

 

It wasn’t until the disastrous Nepal’s Earth quake and its aftermath that I ever thought of visiting Nepal! This incident somehow caught my attention and made me know more about this Himalayan country. Being an Indian, Nepal isn’t a far & unknown country on our charts. Having had a close deal of relationship from ages, Indians and Nepalese share a lot of similarities in beliefs, customs and lifestyle. But what is more interesting about Nepal!? of course it is the mighty Mount Everest.

Just exactly when I was looking out for some adventure the earth quake that hit Nepal in 2015 took my attention.  To go on hiking in Nepal while there were alerts of more such earthquakes sounded a great deal of adventure to me. Also, I  wanted to help Nepal rebuild its tourism industry which was badly affected after the earthquake. Hiking is one thing that I am always interested in, but having said that, I am not any professional hiker. I had to choose a hiking trail which best suited my possibilities of surviving and also wasn’t too heavy on my pockets. The trek to Everest Base Camp located in the Khumbu region of Nepal seemed to be the one I was looking for.

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Icelandic Saga and the Northern Lights

Before I say anything, let me confirm this, Iceland isn’t completely Icy.

Haven’t you all seen the bollywood song Gerua from Dilwale ? The amazing picturisation, the background, the scenic spots. They all seemed to be so unrealistic, didn’t they ?

Well, hold on, they were all completely realistic, existing and natural. That’s how the Iceland truly is.

With no pre-plans whatsoever, I decided to visit Iceland to witness the spectacular Northern lights. Aurora borealis popularly known as the Northern lights is a natural phenomenon caused due to collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres. They are known as ‘Aurora borealis’ in the north and ‘Aurora australis’ in the south. The lights appear in many colors, pale green and pink being most common.The lights appear in many forms from patches or scattered clouds of light to streamers, arcs, rippling curtains or shooting rays that light up the sky with an eerie glow.

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