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Having a Blast at the Geyser

Our day began at 12 a.m. in the early, early morning. Niina, Elif, Chris and I cooked spaghetti with left-behind pasta in the hostel kitchen. We went to bed with tummies full of “Teresa’s Italian Kitchen” pasta, chili crackers, avocado, hot … Continue reading

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The Blue Lagoon & an Icelandic Wedding

When the bus finally arrived, Niina, Elif, Chris and I headed to the Blue Lagoon. Wow! What an amazing place!! We didn’t expect it to be quite so…commercial…but then, it wasn’t a huge surprise either. I’d guess that in a … Continue reading

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Toes Froze, Nose Froze

Today we’re feeling a little crazy – crazy enough to go caving and snorkeling…in freezing cold water! The Icelandic country side is so barren and yet so beautiful. Outfitted with headlamps and helmets (alway!), we prepare to enter the lava tube. … Continue reading

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Glacier Hiking & Ice Climbing in Iceland!

Just as I take one last whole-hearted swing with my ice axe, I hear the guys below cheering and clapping for my accomplishment as a shower of ice rains down onto my face. I did it. I climbed the ice … Continue reading

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Arrived in Reykjavik, and There Was Nothing Here!

…At the airport, I mean. Literally, nothing. No buildings, no trees…just the most eerily beautiful landscape, at the most serene international airport (Keflavik) we´ve ever visited. We shuttled in, checked into the hotel, stuffed our tummies with pickled herring, and … Continue reading

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