It seems like just yesterday I was searching for flights on Icelandair looking for a way to use my tax refund (because saving it was not as appealing an option). After eight months of anticipation the day has finally arrived–I am heading back to Europe! I decided to fly Icelandair to take advantage of its extended layover program. It is a really neat concept Iceland has promoted in order to encourage more tourism. A simple glance at any world map shows you how isolated the country is. And a look at your Facebook feed will show you it’s worked. I have definitely noticed an increase in my own friends traveling to Iceland.
My excursion to Europe will first take me to London to reunite with some of the girls I studied abroad with. We are all jumping with joy to enjoy tea and clotted cream and the familiar sights of the streets we once walked. I am also very much looking forward to meeting up with a few of my former co-workers who are based in London as well. Next stop on the journey will be a short trip to Prague–the city that looks like it is straight out of a fairytale. Finally I will arrive in Iceland to join my cousin and a friend. This part of the trip has me really excited to experience the awe of Iceland’s wild geography. I am in the process of becoming an Earth Science teacher and all of my courses have discussed Iceland’s unique landscape at some point. The volcanoes, glaciers, hot springs, and meeting of the tectonic plates make Iceland a truly magical place. (I think I should try to persuade my professors to give me extra credit for this trip!)
There will be a lot of recaps filled with photos and travel tips after this trip, so expect those to be coming out over the next few weeks.
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