ICELAND: Travelling Solo

 

Travelling solo?
Yes please!
Iceland is the country at the top of all those lists: Best Place in the world to live, happiest place in the world and the all important safest place in the world.
I would also add easiest place to travel to and in.

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Top 10 Books that launched some amazing trips.

Getting to our favourite travel destination is sometimes a waiting game. But there are some wonderful writers that can take us there before the date on  our boarding pass. Here are 10 writers I live vicariously through.

10) Author: Martin Walker

Title: Bruno, Chief of Police Series:


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Our last day in Reykjavik Budget time

It is Friday and it is time to go home already. We pack up and I check out. I told the desk clerk about our adventure in the hotel spa , his reaction was that of disgust and waved the 10. euro fee. Thank goodness! We drop the bags and head off to see Hronn for a visit then do a little last minute shopping. Our Grey lines airport transfer picks us up on time and we head out to the airport by 2:00.

I have some time to see if the challenge I set for us came in on budget. The goal was $1100. and we succeeded in doing this. Continue reading

WAIT A MINUTE AND THE WEATHER WILL CHANGE NOVEMBER 11,2015

Our day started with a great breakfast, our package includes a full  breakfast not a continental one. We paced ourselves and were not hungry again until dinner. We did love the sign asking the really hungry tourists not to make a pack lunch from the buffet. As I sat and ate, the rain was hitting the windows as if someone was throwing buckets of water at them then swiping them with branches. I have plans on running this morning and I am trying to come up with as many excuses as I can not to go out there. “But no!” I hit the pavement and go for it. After all, I learned young that waiting for the weather to change  will get nothing accomplished. It hurts! It really hurts! Icelandic rain in November is like glass shards coming at you sideways. Continue reading

Hannah: Day 2

Today (Yesterday) was nice.

That’s a great opening line… but it was nice. It didn’t start off that way though. I woke up around 5am and just messed around on the internet for a while until mom woke up. We went for breakfast, which was good, then she went for a run in the hail and sleet and came back. All good so far. Then we decided to go to the “wellness area” which is a hot tub, sauna and steam room (and a rack of weights…) and is 10 euro extra. We’re expecting nice things. Continue reading

TOP 6 THINGS TO DO IN REYKJAVIK ON YOUR FIRST DAY NOVEMBER 10th 2015

As our flight touched down I hugged Hannah and said “your in Iceland “Our Icelandair flight landed on time and our day here in Reykjavik started at 6:50 am GMT. Geez Keflavik airport sure  has got big in the past 3 years.  You have to go through security again once you land then customs .  I of course had to be swabbed for explosives and drugs, The look on my face was enough to prompt several apologizes. The line up was as big as those at Gatwick as I am sure 5 flights landed at once. Needless to say we were pretty happy that  the  airport transfer bus turned around and came back to get us and a lovely gentlemen came running to help us with our luggage. Continue reading

Hannah: First Day in Reykjavik

So one of my goals is to possibly spell Reykjavik right on the first try. It looks right in that sentence, but I’m not sure. I’ve spelled it Reykavik, Rejavik, Reyjavik, but Google always knows what I mean, so we’re all good.

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