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There are no Seven Wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are Seven Million.
Joy and wonder everywhere! Alhamdulillah
#beauty #nature #chapmansdrive #chapmanspeak #houtbay #thesentinel #atlanticocean #see #naturalbeauty #outdoors #mountains #capetown #Southafrica #myafrica #lovethisct #capetownmag #capetownetc #aboutsouthafrica ##meetsouthafrica #westerncape

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"If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you're living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the moment." - Lao Tzu
#hikingshenanigans #lionshead #sunrise #best #aboutsouthafrica #myafrica #capetownetc #lovethisct #capetownmag #hikinghijabi #myhappy #livebeautifully #thisissouthafrica #outdoors #outdoorjunkie #nature #blessed #beauty #ocean #citylights #proudlysouthafrican #heritagemonth

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Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. It's also a time when your true strength is put through the ultimate test. That hardest time came for me just over a month ago....Kilimanjaro, memories to hold onto forever, life lessons learned to guide me through my lifetime. _____________/''''''\_____________

#hikinglife #hiking #trekking #charitytrek #Kilimanjaro #Tanzania #mountainlife #trails #marangu #happyhiker #hikinghijabi #happyspace #happiness #satistaction #happysoul #outdoors #nature #adventure #explore #discover #myfrica #myafricanheartbeat #loveafrica #proudlyafrican #Southafrica #aboutsouthafrica #meetsouthafrica

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#3 It's okay to be vulnerable
#LessonsLearned on Kilimanjaro

We live in a time where asking for help is almost not acceptable in society. It is frowned upon and is seen as a sign of weakness. No matter how we might be struggling inside or just trying to keep up with daily demands, we need to face the world as if we have everything under control and we're coping with all of life's pressures.
The guides and fellow trekkers had played such a huge role in the success of my climb, and looking back now, I know I would not have reached my goals had it not been for them.

We were allowed to be vulnerable, weak and dependant, and we were there to assist each other. Our guides became out teachers, they monitored us and in some cases fed us to ensure that we didn't burn out and that we we're able to continue our trek.
What I've learned on the mountain, through this experience is, that it's okay to be vulnerable, it's okay to ask for help. We're not superheroes. In order for us to be the best versions of ourselves ourselves, we need the help of others. We can only give the best of ourselves if we're in the best state of mind, body and spirit.
#Kilimanjaro #Tanzania #charitytrek #ngolife #outdoors #outdoorlife #nature #naturalbeauty #mountain #reflections #lifelessons #keepgrowing #keepgoing #discoveries #experiences #exploring #travelafrica #exploreafrica #myafricanheartbeat #myafrica #aboutsouthafrica #wonderlustsouthafrica

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Chasing waterfalls

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love waterfalls...especially if it's not an easy getting there
#chasewaterfalls #outdoors #outdoorjunkie #nature #naturelover #exploreafrica #travelafrica #beauty #moshi
#Tanzania #livebeautifully
#waterfalls
#myafrica
#myafricanheartbeat

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#2 It's really not what you have that matters
#Lessonslearned on Kilimanjaro

Our trek started on the 4 August. The morning before setting off would be the last hot shower we would have, and the last buffet breakfast we could pick from until we returned on the 9 August, coinciding with Women's Day, anoublic holiday in South Aftica.

By the first night, reality set in for me when I had to go to bed without my usual bath and cleaning myself as best I could with just wet wipes. After supper I retired to our bunk beds, crept into my sleeping bag and prayed for sleep to come. I knew that waking up to use the loo was inevitable after drinking about 2 litres of water for the day. The only problem with that is the loo is outside the hut, about 40m away...... [continue reading on my blog, link in bio]

#hikingdiaries #hikinghijabi #Kilimanjaro #outdoors #nature #expedition #trekforcharity #happyhiker #myhappy #beautiful 📷credit @akleker and @aanikah_h

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She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings.
#miniholiday #outdoors #nature #ocean #mountains #myhappy #wonderlustsouthafrica #mosselbay #pinnaclepoint #beauty #happiness #westerncape #gardenroute #explore #discover

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Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.
#backtoyoga #yogaanywhere #ocean #mountain #ownyourscars #goodvibesonly #myhappy 📷@nieffie

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#LessonsLearned on Kili

#1 Everything is Temporary
Rough roads, pain, laughter, heartache, cold, discomfort......Like everything in life, and life itself, it is just temporary. Nothing lasts forever. I have adopted this as my mantra when I arrived at the base of the mountain. Why? Because I knew that its not going to be smooth sailing. I knew that I was going to be removed from every comfort known to me for the next six days. By remembering and constantly reminding myself that whatever I feel or what I'm experiencing is just temporary, I was able to keep going, and able to push myself through what is now officially known as the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.
#trekkingkili #charityact #lessonslearned #nothingisforever #mountains #hiking #hikinghijabi #endlessroads #alpinedesert #Kilimanjaro #Tanzania #nature #outdoors #myhappy #ngolife

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Missing the first light of day, is like refusing one of life's priceless gifts.
#sunrise #palmtrees #cloudporn #ocean #beaching #mosselbay

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#DearFutureSelf I have just summitted the highest mountain in Africa a little over a week ago, and feel I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I have never been big on running, so I entered my first 10km. Race day is on the 17th September!
#discoveryvitality #dearfutureself #capetownmarathon #sanlam #runcapetown #10km #letsdoit

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By far, one of the most memorable days of my life.
A childhood dream turned into a reality on the 8 August 2017 when I, along with 29 other participants set out sights on summiting Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
After 6 months of training and raising funds for children and orphans of Sub-Saharan Africa, the time finally arrived for us to put ourselves through physical and mostly mental torture. I have discovered things about myself that I would never have learnt anywhere else. I have learned life lessons that I will carry with me forever.
I will be doing a series of #lessonslearned in the days to follow.
#Kilimanjaro #charitytrek #hiking #happyhiker #Tanzania #hikinghijabi #myhappy #discoveries #explore #adventure #restforwhat #womensmonth #outdoors #nature

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No doubt that sunrises are just magical. With it comes new hopes, new dreams. We're given the opportunity to start again....every day that we're alive.
#sunrise #ocean #mountain #capetown #Southafrica #myafrica #lovethisct #besttime #nature #wonderland #outdoors #summeriscoming #beauty #best

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I've really been trying to do a proper daily countdown, but it seems like I don't have enough hours in my day 🙈🙈
Let's hope I can stick to it for this last few day....
#12moresleeps #countdown #Kilimanjaro #Tanzania #muslimhandssa #ngolife #mountains #hiking #happyhiker #myhappy #Cape town #southafrica #myafrica #nature #outdoors #winter #earlymornings #thebest #charitychallenge #tablemountain #platteklipgorge

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#Repost @kilimanjarosa2017 (@get_repost)
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Saturday's Training hike at the Pipe Track with the @muslimhandssa team. Beautiful morning team 👌🏽🗻📚 #Kilimanjarosa2017 #muslimhandssa #charity

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