As a Floridian, I consider myself a die-hard Icelandic fan. After all, who else would choose to come to Iceland in the heart of A winter “slizzard” (sleet, blind rolled into one)??!!
Reykjavik is on my bucket list. I have never had so much fun and enjoyment as I did today. Playing in the snow with child-like enthusiasm was without a double the highlight of my trip. After all,how often does one let go of all concerns, and be in the throws of genuine happiness and peace??
Icelandic people live here because they love the land and the lifestyle. Iceland in my opinion is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I feel as if I have left the world as I know it and have entered an entirely different space A world of peace, happiness and contentment unlike any I have ever experienced in my lifetime.
As I wander up Laugavegur I am transported to a time when Vikings ruled this land and I am just a visitor to a settlement from long ago. I visit the settlement museum and see first hand the discovery of a land of opportunity, and self-sufficiency.
I stop to eat at the fish market and savor the Icelandic fresh fish, and savor every bite. I am enamoured by the flavors of the land and the warmth of the people who welcome me. I can only hope I am as good a visitor as they are a host.
I am immersed in their love of land and hospitality. I will never forget the beauty, and serenity.
safe journey, Debbie
‘Twas the day before travel and I awoke with a clatter – or was it my cat’s patter?!
For me, the day before I travel is often filled with great excitement and anticipation for the journey I am about to embark on. My brain is overflowing with what tasks I must finish before the day is over as well as what I need to prepare for tomorrow’s flight. Are the kids going to have enough food? Are the cats going to be fed? Who will take out the trash and get the mail while I am gone? Oh, and a big one around here -who will do the laundry while I am away? Ha!
The reality of all this is that no matter how much I pre-plan or how much I worry about what will or will not get done – in the end, it is all insignificant as I am about to be rewarded with a wonderful journey.
I must constantly remind myself to be mindful of this moment, and as distracted as I may be, I must remain cognizant of the fact that all this pre-planning is a part of my journey and I must not ignore it. I tell myself to take the good with the bad, enjoy the moment as it is what it is.
When I board my flight tomorrow, all this brain-flutter will be behind me and I will be able to concentrate on what is before me. I consider myself fortunate to be able to visit new lands, experience the culture, people, and places I will visit.
I look forward with anticipation when I step off the plane in Iceland on Friday morning. And I am even more excited over seeing my new digs I got from Airbnb in Copenhagen!
Any ideas or suggestions of what I might see or do in Copenhagen or Reykjavik? Can a Floridian (such as myself) be brave enough to dip into the waters at the Blue Lagoon in freezing weather?