Mount Agung The Great – Bali Must Do

Sunrise on top of Mount Agung

No wonder it is called Agung – literally translated as ‘greatest’ in Bahasa Indonesia. And guess what, this is the first activity SOTG did in Bali straight from the airport – a rough start to a weekend on first visit to the magical island.  So why Mount Agung? The volcano last erupted in 1963 isRead more

Last Quarter 2015 – London, Amsterdam, Istanbul and Singapore: Eat and Run

2015 it's been a 'long walk'

Half of the first month gone in the new year. Somehow I felt a bit behind in moving to 2016 – you know all the good intention and action based things lined up to do. You see last quarter of 2015 have been action packed revolving around traveling, accomplished another city marathon and an ultra-race thatRead more

Fantastic Fuji – Climbing Highest Peak In Japan

Summit of Mount Fuji

No trip to Japan is complete without climbing Mount Fuji. During last Eid weekend which turned out to be the last weekend of this year’s official climbing season, I felt privileged to be able to summit the highest peak in Japan. A memorable SOTG’s first trip to Land Of the Rising Sun. Faith and ArtRead more

Drakensberg, South Africa – Kingdom of the Dragon + Chilli Discovery

Came across Drakensberg region when South African trail running racer, Ryno Griesel and Ryan Sandes smashed the Drakensberg Grand Traverse in 2014 – non-stop for 42 hours. With 3 months to go to the big race (more on this later) that require lots of climbing, it sounds like a perfect location to be after ComradesRead more