The way I see it, Iceland chose me.
I had no idea how I’d get there or what I’d do there. I just knew I had to go there.
I hope you don’t mind…may I rewind?
The year was 2007 and I was in seventh heaven. I signed up to volunteer at a Reykjavik film festival and found myself starring in my very own fairytale; a trip to Iceland with yours truly as the leading lady.
The opening scene wasn’t quite what I expected. The ride from the airport to the CBD was a tad underwhelming. I remember feeling like we’d landed on Mars; the terrain was flat, bare and desolate.
If I took that bus ride again, I’d approach it more like a cleansing aperitif, preparing the palate for tastes that would surprise and delight in equal measure.
My Icelandic endeavours saw me on horseback in sub zero temperatures, chilling in a geothermal spa at the Blue Lagoon and drinking more coffee than my annual intake. Beware: the cups really are bottomless over there. So too are the adventures, shopping, night life and the amazing non-retail therapies. The landscape is beyond beautiful.
If I sound all misty, it’s with good reason. I can’t wait for holiday season!
Where do you dream of holidaying?
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