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5 Reasons Why Iceland is Perfect for a Solo Trip

June 9, 2016

I have yet to go on my first solo trip abroad, although I have travelled by myself often. The idea of solo travel is extremely tempting to me as I have always pushed myself to do things alone. Whether it’s eating out in restaurants or taking a flight to an unknown land, there’s something so powerful about a person (especially a woman) doing it by herself.

However, if you’re tempted by the thrill of travelling alone, but you’re nervous about the potential risks that come with it, I’d completely recommend travelling to Iceland. It’s a relatively risk-free country that is perfect for solo trips for these five reasons. Continue Reading…

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The Ugly Side of Iceland: Whaling

March 11, 2016

Iceland is extremely fashionable these days. Everyone and their uncles are visiting this fantastic country and who could blame them? It has everything from geothermic hot springs, geysers, waterfalls and so much more that I couldn’t possibly explain in a short introduction.

But what about Iceland’s ugly side? I’m not going to pretend it is the perfect country – far from it. After the economic crash in 2009, the wages has lowered and the standard living rate has skyrocketed forcing inhabitants to work 60+ hour weeks to keep up. But there’s something even uglier I’ve yet to touch on. Even though I’ve already made 10+ blog posts on all things Icelandic from my three-day trip, I’ve been avoiding this topic like the plague. Why? Because I have way too much to say and a lot of my opinions might surprise you. However, what I have to say needs to be said. Let’s talk about whaling in Iceland.

I’ve heard countless debates from travel bloggers and potential tourists of Iceland arguing both sides of the whaling coin. Some say it’s outrageous and wrong, others say it’s a huge part of a poor country’s income without which they could possibly go bankrupt again. So what is the truth? Continue Reading…

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World’s Only Penis Museum

January 18, 2016

Cue the most awkward blog post I’ve ever written… If you ever find yourself bored in Reykjavik, a way to cure that boredom might be to head down to the world’s only penis museum, the home to 282 penises, testicles and penile parts belonging to 93 different species. Continue Reading…

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Golden Circle Tour by Coach

January 11, 2016

All the popular travel blogs will urge you to hire a car and drive the Golden Circle tour yourself. If you’re travelling with three or more people, it will probably work out cheaper for you to hire a car than to pay for the coach tour, but for two or less, it might not be worth the hassle. 

There are four reasons we chose a coach tour rather than driving. 1. I can’t drive, 2. Even if I could, hiring a car under 25 is a nightmare on it’s own, 3. Driving on the other side of the road is scary, 4. Why would we hire a car when it’s cheaper to go by coach? Continue Reading…