Thursday, October 21, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
The final entry about our wonderful 2-week trip to Iceland is about Reykjavík. This is where we started and ended our ring road adventure. People said the city wasn't that interesting and it's better to be elsewhere in Iceland. The city is fine and we liked our time in it. There's stuff to do even if it isn't as grand or interesting as many other European cities. However, don't make a trip to Iceland to visit the capital and miss out on the real reason to be there.
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Iceland has great coastal views to soak in. It's great to just be on the Snæfellsnes peninsula and look around. It'd be a good day trip if you're short on time and already checked out the Golden Circle region. For us, it was icing on the cake to finish our two week drive around the Ring Road. That's the best way to experience Iceland.
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Thursday, June 3, 2021
I'll cram several more days of Iceland road trippin' into a single post. There's simply too many pictures over two weeks to show off for this truly remarkable country.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Another favorite day was the one spent seeing the big Vatnajökull glacier at Skaftafell, the icebergs in Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon floating out to sea, and the ice that washes up on Diamond Beach. It was a whole circle of life view of ice.
Well, except for the ice that end up in drinks. Those take a different path back to the sea in an entirely different circle of life.
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
I haven't seen so many different waterfalls in a two week period. We wondered how many variations of the waterfall theme could possibly exist. Some were near the road and some required a hike. Every single one of them were different and worth it.
Monday, May 31, 2021
We hiked to the newly erupting volcano at Fagradalsfjall on May 15, 2021 before starting our self-drive tour around Iceland. This was the biggest highlight of the entire trip and is a very special reason to visit Iceland right now.
We're vaccinated! This means travel is more of an option. We're still cautious and mindful of the pandemic, so our first travel choice had that consideration. Iceland is on everyone's good list for COVID-19, so it was a win-win scenario for us wanting to travel and them wanting tourists.
Monday, April 5, 2021
Jūrmala Latvia isn't just about the beaches. There's also the Ragakāpa Nature Park and Jūrmala Open Air Museum with a recreation of an old fishing village. They're great for easy hiking around and seeing different things on the long Easter weekend or any other time. Yes, these places are very near to the beach and you can walk the beach as a part of it. However, when it isn't summer yet and it's still kind of cold, then it's nice to walk around and see some other things besides the beach. Latvia is wonderful for places to hike and this area near Riga is a good one.
Saturday, March 27, 2021
To honour the dead and as a warning to the living. In memory of the Jews deported from Germany, Austria and Czechia, who from December 1941 to June 1942 died from hunger, cold and inhumanity and have found eternal rest in the Salaspils forest.
Monday, February 1, 2021
Friday, January 1, 2021