Before I forget:
5/26 – YKM-SEA-CDG red eye
5/27 – CDG-NBO-JRO red eye
5/28 – Moshi, Lutheran Uruhu Hotel, meet dad
5/29 – Moshi-Arusha-Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara view point, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
5/30 – Ngorongoro Crater safari, 4 of 5 big five, lion eating kill!
5/31 – Car breakdown, great Kilimanjaro views
6/1 – Bus Arusha-NBO, Lithuanians, giraffes, NBO-AMS red eye
6/2 – AMS-CDG-ORY-CLY, walk/hitchhike to Calenzana, evening hike
6/3 – Hike GR 20: Calenzana-Refuge d’Ortu di u Piobbu-Refuge de Carrozzu (double stage day, out of food, ridge thunderstorm), search/rescue for missing hiker (success!)
6/4 – Hike GR 20: Refuge de Carrozzu-A Muvrella-Refuge de Carrozzu-Bonifatu, Auberge de la Foret
6/5 – Hike Mare e Monti: Bonifatu-Calenzana, explore Calenzana
6/6 – Walk Calenzana-Calvi, explore city all day
6/7 – Calvi chill day, explore, beach
6/8 – CLY-ORY-CDG, walk Paris: Eiffel Tower, Seine River, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Tuileries, Louvre, Notre Dame, sleep in airport
6/9 – CDG-SEA-YKM
Tanzania was great, but too short; an extra five days I think would’ve been good for this trip (maybe even just two or three), but it would’ve been easy to fill another two weeks too. Really like the dusty travel. I’d like to go back and climb Meru. Ngorongoro Crater was spectacular and unquestionably the highlight.
Corsica was really, really beautiful. Fun athletic hiking along more rugged than I expected mountains. I basically did three stages of the GR 20 the first day and my legs expressed their displeasure the rest of the trip. I had to tweak my trail itinerary based on snow conditions after that, otherwise I think I would’ve pushed through the entire north half of the GR 20 trail. It worked out really well though, as I enjoyed slowing down and exploring Calvi and the coast.
Also really enjoyed my layover day in Paris, much more so than I expected to. Walked all over and hit the big highlight reel tourist spots.
A few photos: