Bloukrans Bungy: World’s Highest Bridge Jump

While travelling along South Africa’s Garden Route we made a stop at Bloukrans River Valley. Although the scenery was certainly beautiful with its steep cliffs of rock and trees jutting down into the river, it wasn’t the reason for our afternoon driving break. It was adrenalin time.

Blourkrans Bridge sits 216 metres above the river running below. It’s the third highest bungy, and the highest bridge bungy in the world, so naturally, I felt the need to do it. I had bungy jumped three times before. Twice in Canada, and once and the famous Nevis Bungy in New Zealand. I had screamed every time. This time, as confident as I thought I was, I screamed again. Read more

The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest: An Encounter with Gorillas

Our shirts clung to our backs and sweat rolled down our necks as we continued our ascent into the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The road was steep and dry and although it was early morning the Ugandan sun was hot as it beat down on us with not a cloud in the sky. We stopped often to sip water and catch our breath, put to shame by the rangers who hike the mountain daily. We trekked on slowly, steadily, not knowing if we would carry on for another hour, or another seven. Read more

Exploring Cape Town

Stepping out of the Cape Town airport into the humid thirty six degree heat was exactly the feeling I was looking for as I ran from Canada’s winter. A cab driver was waiting to whisk me off to the hostel I would be staying at, Ashanti Lodge, Gardens. The driver was very friendly and pointed out different landmarks on our way through the city, telling me the names of the different mountains, driving past the hospital where the first heart transplant was performed, and explaining how people lived in the poorer areas. Read more