Category Challenges

Hiking 200km through the desert: the Sinai Trail – part 1 – Anticipation

You know that feeling of needing a soul-stirring adventure? A little challenge to get your pulse up and give you that “alive feeling” again? That was me, stuck in my office a few months back. Bored and flicking through Facebook I found something that rang my bell: the opportunity to hike 200km through the Sinai […]

Zen and the art of relaxing …whilst taking on a scarey, new challenge

It is winter in Dahab, Egypt, but the sun still shines every day. Dahab is surrounded by a backdrop of caramel-coloured, desertous mountains which contrast nicely next to the turquoise waters of the Red Sea. As a busy person, I come here for the winter, not to grind to a halt, but for some “downtime”

Negative people on a group trip – how to handle them

So you have booked yourself on a group trip and you are preparing yourself for an adventure that you have saved hard for and that you deserve. It’s your holiday! You are in a good mood and ready for some good times ahead. On the first day you meet your other group members, and everyone […]

Ayahuasca – a mind-blowing experience!

In Cusco, Peru, a guy called Angel crossed my path and told me about his work at a Shamanic healing centre. Shamans (medicine men) perform ancient healing ceremonies, praying to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth) and dwelling in the spiritual world. What intrigued me most was the “Ayahuasca ceremony”. Ayahuasca is a Quechua Indian word meaning […]