Odd, how life makes twists and turns. I never would have guessed that I’d end up where I am now, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I wouldn’t trade this path I’m on for the whole solar system, for that matter. If I’ve learned anything these last several months, it’s that sometimes the…Continue reading Congestions, Delays and Detours!
“Adventure is worthwhile” – Aesop I was wrong! You know, this bit from Part 3: “But if you are after a fast, busy, techno holiday with smoke and bubbles – Iceland is not for you.” I wrote that after circumnavigating most of Iceland, but I hadn’t arrived in Reykjavik. And two thirds of Icelanders live in…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part 4 (Finale)
… Continuation of Icelandic rambling Part 3 – coming to you via my iPhone … And thanks to Iceland’s rich supply of free & fast WiFi even in the remotest mountain region … After a couple of days up north in Husavik, we headed east to the Skandales Mountain Lodge. Taking a detour, we stopped…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part 3
My rambling Icelandic travel reflections continue … We spent a couple of days in Nyp, exploring the stunning Snaefellsness Peninsular and the Strandir Coast in the Westfjords. Then it was time to head north to our next destination – the quaint little seaside town of Husavik, famous for its whale watching expeditions. We took a…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part Two
Our trip through Iceland began a couple of days ago. Touching down at Keflavik Airport, approximately 48 kilometres outside the capital of Reykjavik, we picked up our rental car and started on our 3 1/2 hour journey to Nyp – our first destination point. It took a few moments to adjust the brain to driving on the…Continue reading Idyllic Iceland – Part One
“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin Minimalism is about attitude. Perhaps it’s also about being honest. We don’t need all the stuff we think we do. And when it comes to travel, there’s nothing else that dampens the spirit of adventure like dragging a…Continue reading Travelling Light!
“The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.” – Stephen Markley Iceland! It’s been on the Bucket List for a very long time. In a few weeks, the beloved and I will be travelling to this isolated,…Continue reading Iceland, Here I Come!
Roads go ever ever on, Over rock and under tree, By caves where never sun has shone, By streams that never find the sea … Our family is Tolkien possessed. My deep appreciation of the writing of this wonderful author has fortunately spilt over to my partner and children. So when Peter Jackson put the Lord…Continue reading What can we learn from a Hobbit?
“Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you …” – Genesis 12:1 I dream vividly every night. Some of my dreams are rather significant. Two years ago (yes, I keep a dream journal with dates), I dreamt that I was standing on the shores…Continue reading Navigating the Great Unkown
Christmas is all about tradition – beliefs and customs that have been handed from one generation to the next, readily adopted without any question or comment. As a child, my family always had a ‘real’ Christmas tree, decorated with ‘real’ candles, that were lit on Christmas Eve so that the smell of pine needles would…Continue reading Some Perfectly ‘Normal’ Christmas Traditions from Around the World