It’s pronounced “Pu-kay” Pub, thank you very much!
Oct31

It’s pronounced “Pu-kay” Pub, thank you very much!

When Katherine of Kapcha the World and I were on our ‘Epic Roadtrip is Epic’ roadtrip (no we didn’t really call it that but in hindsight we TOTALLY SHOULD HAVE) a few years back, the Puke Pub in Pukekura was one of the places we stopped to stretch our legs and grab a something to drink. If I remember right, this place was closed, which was a real disappointment as I totally would have ordered the Headlight Delight...

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Streetart in Reykjavik
Oct20

Streetart in Reykjavik

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!  

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Þingvellir National Park
Oct19

Þingvellir National Park

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. Þingvellir National Park...

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Sólfar
Oct19

Sólfar

Sun Voyager (Icelandic: Sólfar) is sculpture by Jón Gunnar Árnason (1931 – 1989). Sun Voyager is a dreamboat, an ode to the sun. Intrinsically, it contains within itself the promise of undiscovered territory, a dream of hope, progress and freedom. —...

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Sunset on the Seine
Oct16

Sunset on the Seine

When my friend Michaela said that she and her hubby were going to be in Paris while I was in London and why don’t I come over for a visit, I jumped at the chance to spend time with them in a city they both knew very well. After a whirlwind day of sightseeing, we packed a dinner of pâté, brie, roast chicken, baguette (of course!), red wine and pink champagne, and headed down to the very western tip of Île de la Cité to watch the...

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Hallgrímskirkja
Oct16

Hallgrímskirkja

I had one blue sky day when I was in Iceland, the day I arrived. The rest of the time was very grey, cloudy and rainy, sadly. I’m glad my flight from London got me into Reykjavik in time to enjoy the good weather!

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