After leaving Lima, I spent nearly a week in the seaside down of Huanchaco on the outskirts of Trujillo. The bus trip north took about nine hours, but went by quickly thanks to having somehow magically scoring the panoramic window on the Cruz del Sur bus. Win!
I spent Christmas
2012 2011 travelling around Peru. I arrived in Lima on December 14th, and was lucky enough to see several cities’ nativity sets and Christmas tree displays. If there’s one thing Peruvians seem to love, it’s full on blingy, tinsely, Christmas décor and I absolutely LOVED every second of it.
I’m a big fan of using TripIt to keep all of my travel plans in one handy spot on my Android. Im not sure if this was around last year, but for 2012 a savvy developer has developed a site that (after authorization) will hook TripIt’s users up with infographic representations of their travel data. Very, very geeky cool.
View the whole thing here.
When I thought about what Reykjavik would be like, I pictured quaint and colourful clapboard houses and stores. I definitely didn’t think that was covered in wall murals, friendly monsters and robots! The morning I left to come home, I wandered around downtown taking pictures, getting so lost in time that I almost missed my shuttlebus to the airport!
The very first day I spent in Iceland, I went on Rekyavik Excursion’s Golden Circle day trip. Offered by several tour companies, this is the trip that every visitor to Iceland takes, and for good reason. After being picked up at your hotel, you are bused about to see waterfalls, geysir, and to this place, Þingvellir, the part of the land that is slowly, and literally, tearing the country in two.