Giant floating ice at the beach is definitely something that I would expect to read about or to browse pictures of on National Geographic magazines. And yes, there are probably hundreds of them in there. Seeing the ice with my own eyes was something quite surreal. It was an unfamiliar landscape, somewhere that I really had not yet discovered.
I mean, for example, I looked at the amount of tiny ice balls that had reached the shores. I picked up one ball the size of my two fists combined, thinking that it weighed as much as a basketball, at most. To my disbelief, it was as heavy as my A4 sized, 8 cm thick biochemistry textbook. My jaw dropped on the spot as soon as I tried to lift the ice ball up with one hand.
When people told me that the food in Iceland is expensive, I thought, “I am only going to stay there for a short 5 days! It’s alright to spend!” Then I found out that a decent meal cost me five lunches in Singapore. So I thought, “It’s only 5 days! Junk food won’t have any effect on me!”
We drive in limited visibility in a snow storm with a car that could skid at anytime. The fact that we got to our destinations safely made it all worth the risk. Continue reading “Basically, Plane Wreck and Waterfalls”
Okay, maybe by the third day, we really needed some sleep. It was the call for laid-back strolls around the largest city in Iceland. So although we only got to walk around a tiny area of it, we were satisfied with what the city had to offer to touristy people like us. Continue reading “Reykjavik, The Capital”
The phrase “lack of sleep” did not apply to us during our stay in Iceland. Continue reading “The Day We Spent Half of It on the Road”
Just the day before our flight, we finally came up with random names of places we want to visit in Iceland. There were blogs that we read and shared and stories from our friends who just visited the Nordic island as reference, but there was no suggestion on which one to visit first. Continue reading “(Half of) The Golden Circle”
“Let’s go to Iceland!” one of my friends said within the first month of study abroad. I was not sure about the idea. It felt like the kind of comment you’d say to your friends after discovering a new cafe or restaurant on FB but have no real intention of actually planning a visit. Continue reading “In Brief”