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Iceland – On another planet

I just accessed my blog to make some updates and felt the urge to blog, so here I am. Life is pretty good at the moment, both at home and at work. I’m generally feeling very content.

We went on a short holiday to Iceland last month so I thought I’d share some photos and stories from that today. Iceland – wow, that’s all I can really say. It’s an incredible country, and the people are so friendly (and efficient. My kind of place).

Here’s some photos from the trip:

The photos pretty much speak for themselves. We hired a car whilst we were there and I’d very much recommend doing this, it saved us a lot of money and it’s a very easy place to drive around, even when you’re not used to driving on the right side of the road.

On a couple of the days we were there we ended up driving through actual snow storms with very little visibility. At first it was a little frightening but that quickly changed to invigorating. You soon realise that in Iceland you’re actually very safe. There’s basically one road around the whole island, and all of the cars are suitable for the kind of weather they get there. Our hire company automatically upgraded us to a 4×4 free of charge because of the weather warnings – really good of them I thought, and we were glad they did because we drove through a lot of snow! The company we hired with was Blue Car Rental.

Oh yes, we also saw the northern lights! Very briefly, but we saw them. It was one of the most unique natural things I’ve ever witnessed.

For our next trip we’re considering Japan, it will take quite a bit of saving but we know we will both love it.

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