Wednesday 16 September 2015


It took me 4 hours from London to my first stop, ICELAND. One of the countries that is often overlooked in the map, but made serious fashionable comeback this year. How do you know you have arrived in Iceland? Easy, you are greeted with hard-to-pronounce words on billboards. It was almost like Lost in Translation on reverse. And its windy 11 degrees will question you if summer exists here. Still, summer is the perfect time to visit since the sun doesn't set until midnight.

An outdoor soak in volcanically heated pool is an essential part of Icelandic experience, especially in the cold winter (and summer) to relax the muscles and supposedly good for the skin. I directly went to the famous Blue Lagoon. It's been on my bucket list and to finally visit this place was just beyond words! And I have to say Iceland has my favorite beer, Gull. Trust me, I am not a beer fan but when I said it fellow Martini drinkers will love it!

For the next 4 days, I went around the city of Reykjavik, Golden Triangle and the South Coast of Iceland. Reykjavik has such cool vibes, the young people are very hip and stylish. You can easily find cute stores and bars almost everywhere in the city. There were a lot of driving involved in Iceland, but I never felt bored because of the endless majestic sceneries of mountains, glaciers, horses running in the wild. It was almost like medieval movie scenes. I visited some amazing waterfalls including the famous and biggest waterfall in Iceland, Gullfoss. The view around the South Coast is just something unmissable. There, I went to another waterfalls, Skogafoss and Seljalandsfoss and did the short cruise around the glacial lake of Jokulsarlon. I couldn't help but feeling blessed to enjoy such many beauties in Iceland.