January 31, 2018 – After a long and tiring 20 hour flight, we have finally landed in Kilimanjaro International Airport. It is after 10 pm in the evening and my nerves are yo-yoing between excitement and sheer terror. Oh did, I mention our hike is planned to start the next morning.
We were pleasantly greeted at the aiport by the driver from Popote Africa Adventures. We lugged on from there and got dropped off at our hotel in Moshi. By this time it was midnight, and our guide was going to arrive at 7am to do a gear check!
The 3 of us rushed to get our gears in check, before the morning inspection. Keep in mind, our gear is partly in our duffel bag and in our backpack with little items in ziplock bags. I just wanted to pull my hair at the point. Ziplock bags!
Yes, 7am ! Talk about a bad cocktail – Dreams of tumbling down Kilimanjaro and finally hitting the bed at 2am only to be up at 7am.
At this point, all I could do was just push my dreams to focus on Chris Hemsworth and hope the next day brought the luck of the leprechaun. Listen, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do…