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I have to confess with a lot guilt that I know so little about Waterford. Public transport is not great, I have to say, and many of the interesting attractions are outside the routes, so it is quite difficult to get there but some places are worth visiting.
Waterford County has the so-called Waterford Gardens. 14 gardens, the most famous being the Curraghmore house & Gardens . I hope to visit all the 14 gardens and share it with you. Let’s start with the impressive I’ve seen so far: Mount Congreve. Continue reading “Mount Congreve – Waterford Gardens, Ireland”
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So, that’s it, our last stop in Iceland: Reykjavík. We were so exhausted after those days that we decided to not do any The place looks like a model city, so well conserved, clean, organized very nice wooden houses and very colorful areas and full of life.
While walking I saw many places and a great variety of things to do over there. Many restaurant and stores for vegetarian, yoga places, shops, restaurants etc. Maybe I was a fool with all the stereotype and I thought that the place would be small and with not much to do – because of the amount of snow they have.
Reykjavík surprised me and I’m glad I visited this amazing city. Continue reading “Iceland – From Rotten Shark to the famous Hot Dog – Best places to eat in Reykjavík”
- Attraction price: 53.11 EUR //6.500 ISK (29th March 2017)
- Parking: free
- Website: http://www.thecave.is/
- Tour: Cave explorer (more tour options on the website)
- Tour duration: 1,5 hours – guided
- Photos and videos allowed
Continue reading “Iceland – Inside a natural lava cave”
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Imaging moments is something I like to do when I’m traveling. I like to imagine the different times of the earth and the place I’m walking in. It’s crazy to think that the very same place I was posing for pictures was covered by lava and fire, destruction and creation. Very likely people were in panic trying to save their lives. We are blessed to live in a time that we can predict this type of situation. I invite you to close your eyes and think about the past of the places you are visiting. It makes everything even more interesting. Continue reading “Iceland – Welcome to Hell: Krafla, Viti and Hverir”
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We were so lucky on this trip. In moments when the dry weather did not make any difference, it was raining, and the moments that we needed to spend more time in the open the weather was dry and sunny. When we arrived at the Reynisfjara beach the day was amazing. The sun changed colors and made everything brighter and happier.
Continue reading “Iceland -Reynisfjara, the black sand beach”
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Attraction value: be lucky and freeze at night waiting for it. (It’s worth it)
You can check the aurora forecast on this site Icelandic Met Office. Here is a brief explanation:
- The white areas of the maps are the clear sky areas. It means that it is a good place to see the aurora. The hard green means High clouds so it will be hard to see it.
- On the bottom, you have the forecast for the actual day and the next two days and hours.You can choose a different day or hour. The map changes according to your selections.
- The aurora forecast is found on the right corner of the page. It has a rating of between 0 and 9.
- Try not to stay in big cities/towns. The building lights will reflect the sky and fade the northern lights. We saw it in Borgarhöfn (accommodation: Lækjarhus Farm Holidays) and Myvatn Lake (accommodation: Vogafjós Guesthouse). Both accommodations were good for seeing the northern lights.
Main tips for taking aurora pictures:
Continue reading “Iceland – Tips to see and take pictures of the Northern Lights”
- Attraction value: face the cold of the glacier (free)
- Parking: Free
At some point of the trip, we saw something blue on the horizon. It was very hard to identify what was the blue point between the dark rocks and mountains. It was not the sea or the sky. It was a GLACIER!
Continue reading “Iceland -Glacier – It’s cold outside, baby”
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Do you remember the breaking news or were you affected by the volcano eruption in 2010? It suspended the air traffic in 20 European countries and affected 10 million passengers. If you are not one of those 10 million, like me, you might be thinking that this eruption was intense. But it was not the first time that an eruption of the Icelandic Volcanos Europe: Continue reading “Iceland – Earth is alive – Eyjafjallajökull and Laki Volcano”