Although it is said about Reykjavik to be the first Icelandic settlement, it should be fair for the honours to actually be attributed to the town of Húsavík. Garðar Svavarsson, a Swedish Viking who went searching for the land covered in snow,...
There are many caves in southern Iceland, moreso in the Eyjafjöll (yes, of Eyjafjallajökull fame) mountains. One of these, Rútshellir (Rútur's cave) is in a peculiar rock right off the Ring Road, its entrance marked by a traditional Icelandic...
Reynisfjara is the most well known black sand beach in Iceland and it's often overcrowded during the summertime. It's impressive not only due to its black sand, but also due to the immense basaltic columns guarding the beach. Although...
The Ásbyrgi canyon is truly a magical place. Year after year it's one of the most popular destinations in Iceland, especially because the surrounding mythology that claims that this is the true capital of the elves. Visitors should hope...
Did you ever imagine what it would be like to fall asleep on the islands of Similan while stargazing at the Milky Way with the sounds of the jungle in the background? Or what it would be like to...
Xi'an, one of the first capitals of China, was our second stop during our journey through this impressive country. It has the air of a young, easy-going city compared to Beijing, with somewhat friendlier locals. Now, why would I give...
When you arrive at a new destination, especially after a long flight, your body wants rest and relaxation. Sleep. A lot of sleep and peace and quiet. Usually, in the airport or on the plane (and not only), I...
Our trip to Poland in early December was one of those impulse decisions we took after quickly discarding the more popular options with reasons like maybe it's not so safe this time of the year, the flight is expensive,...
When it comes to landscape beauties, every country has its own Beauty and the Beast. In Iceland, if the Beast is Dettifoss waterfall, the Beauty is surely the Goðafoss waterfall, part of the Ring Road itinerary. Located midway between Akureyri and Myvatn,...
Seljalandsfoss is one of the most popular waterfalls in Iceland and is formed by the water of the Seljalands river, with its origins in the Eyjafjallajökull glacier, dropping a whopping 65 meters. With the thin vapor veil it creates...