Climbing Adam’s Peak

Climbing Adam’s Peak

Climbing Adam’s Peak Adam’s Peak, or “Sri Pada” in Sinhalese, is a holy pilgrimage spot for Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Christians.  There is a “sacred footprint” aka a rock, which is believed to be of Buddha, Shiva, or Adam, depending on which religion one practices.  Standing 2,243 meters tall, Adam’s Peak is an imposing mountain.  All Sri Lankan Buddhists are supposed to make at least one pilgrimage to the summit during their lifetime.  As such, climbing during weekends or holidays is strongly discouraged, as Adam’s Peak is known to draw…

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua

Volcano Trekking in Nicaragua This post is a continuation of my previous post about Volcano boarding.  I had participated in a two day trek with Quetzaltrekkers, which started with volcano boarding-definitely a must-do for any adrenaline junkie who finds themselves in Nicaragua.  When I heard it was possible to climb and camp on a volcano, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up. Volcano boarding finished up around late morning.  Only myself and two others would continue onto the trek, as well as our two guides, Rich and Ben,…

Trekking in Doi Inthanon National Park

Trekking in Doi Inthanon National Park

In addition to Thailand’s many beautiful beaches and islands, it is also host to lush forests and mountainous regions, particularly in Northern Thailand.  I knew that I definitely was interested in going on a multi-day trek into the countryside, but there were a variety of options available.  I wanted to avoid the more “touristy” ones that include stops of elephant riding where the elephants aren’t treated well, and the Long Neck Karen tribe, where women wear brass coils to elongate their necks.  Some of these tours treat these people like…