Fire and Ice (poem)

(inspired by Vík, Iceland-- May 2018) Fire and Ice Sand, black as night, is off-set by a jet of air streaking the ashen sky. A roar of wind claps startles the waves, swelling, crashing white anger against the charcoal shore. I take matter in my hands and crush, crumble like fine graphite to feel volcanic … Continue reading Fire and Ice (poem)

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

Destination: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

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. Compared with … Continue reading Destination: Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Destination: the Golden Circle, Iceland

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. … Continue reading Destination: the Golden Circle, Iceland

Destination: the Southern Coast, Iceland

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 … Continue reading Destination: the Southern Coast, Iceland