Crazy Travel Stories #7: That One Time I Lost my Phone in Iceland…

Recently, I’ve come to realize that, in my three years of traveling Europe, you can never be too careful with bad things happening on the way. You can plan and be cautious all you want, but when it comes down to it, there will be incidents out of your control and it’ll happen all the same. In other words, shit happens.

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Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)

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As of two weeks ago, I can say that I’m *officially* done with my first year as a lectrice d’anglais. Following a three-week vacation all over Europe, I returned to France to proctor rattrapages (make-up exams for students who’d failed English this past year) and otherwise to sort out renewal logistics for the upcoming year. I would say that it’d been both busy and not busy, which made for an interesting combination.

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Destination: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

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On my way to Snaefellsness Peninsula (May 2018).

Following two organized day tours to parts of Iceland from Reykjavik, I took my third and final one to Snaefellsnes Peninsula, located north of the capital. With its stunning green landscapes, coastal views, and the famous Kirkjufell (“Church Mountain”), this peninsula contains some of the iconic sites that the country has to offer. Continue reading “Destination: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland”

Destination: the Golden Circle, Iceland

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Blue Lagoon (May 2018).

After a great day trip to the southern coast of Iceland, I woke up early the following day to head out once more for another day trip, this time for the Golden Circle. A highly-popular itinerary, the Golden Circle takes tourists east of Reykjavik for a taste of geysers, volcanoes, waterfalls, and everything in between. Especially for those on a short layover, this tour is great for seeing Iceland at a glance. Continue reading “Destination: the Golden Circle, Iceland”

Destination: the Southern Coast, Iceland

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Behind Seljalandsfoss (May 2018).

During my week in Iceland, I used Reykjavik as my base for day tours to other parts of the country. In total, I did three day tours, one per day back-to-back, each which lasted 10 to 12 hours. Admittedly, it was intense, but all the same my excitement kept me going, and I never felt exhausted for the next one. Continue reading “Destination: the Southern Coast, Iceland”