One of my favourite things about living in a foreign country is that people are always suggesting American cultural experiences that I can’t miss but I have to admit I’ve been pretty lax at doing them so far. Continue reading “An American Experience”
Yesterday I arrived back home from Iceland and I wanted to share some of my favourite photos from the trip. Continue reading “Farewell Iceland”
Yesterday we drove the Golden Circle which is Iceland’s most popular tourist route and I fell into a lake! The route consists of Pingvellir National Park, Geysir, Gulfoss waterfall and a number of smaller stop offs. It was the first sunny day we have had here meaning I got to see Iceland with a blue sky for the first time. I hope you like the photos!
For the past four days we have been roaming Iceland in our little rental car, driving long deserted stretches of road between mountains and lava fields. Continue reading “Iceland Photo Special”
Today we drove south of Reykjavik and explored some geothermal areas on the Reyjkanes Peninsula. It rained incessantly (if a British person thinks it is wet then boy it is wet) but we were dressed for the weather and it didn’t bother us. We saw some tourists sit in their tour bus and not leave and it made me feel sorry for them, why sit mournfully watching the rain when you could be seeing volcanoes?!
We drove on empty roads through lava fields and with sharp turns around volcanic features. The geothermal area at Seltun was fascinating with bubbling mud pools, steaming hot springs and beautiful mineral colours. We discovered a lake in a volcanic fissure with black sand beaches and winds strong enough to shake the car. Iceland is such a beautiful country!
This morning my wife and I arrived in Iceland where we will be spending the week. It’s somewhere we have both always wanted to go. Today we have mostly slept and explored Reykjavik but the rest of the week we will be driving around seeing volcanoes, geysers and waterfalls! Here are the first few photos I took on my phone. 🙂
Every country has its favourite foods and as an immigrant living here I am often asked what I think of various American staples. Continue reading “Food for Thought”
It’s Friday, the sun is shining and there’s a three day weekend here in the US so it’s hard not to feel in a good mood! Continue reading “Happy Friday!”
Now I know that Mondays aren’t the most popular day of the week so I have decided to try and spread a little bit of happiness as I wait for my delayed train. Continue reading “Happy Monday #3”
Like many people I’ve been watching US politics over the past year with a kind of horrified fascination, shocked but unable to look away. Continue reading “The Matter of a Small Election”