17th February 2017

16 things you always wanted to know about Iceland (but were afraid to ask)

Here are 16 interesting facts about Iceland that you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask)…     1. Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions Iceland lies in the Mid-Atlantic ridge, forming a boundary between Eurasian and North American tectonic plates. For this reason it is very active geologically and volcanically. There are around 8000 earthquakes each year, and many volcanic eruptions. Luckily, most of them are minor and many don’t even get reported in the media.   2. Hot […]
9th February 2017

Exploring Iceland – Reykjanes, Seltjarnarnes and Hvalfjörður

Encouraged by our Golden Circle trip and improved road conditions, we decided to rent a car for the last two days of our stay and explore Iceland from the roadside. There is no shortage of car rental companies in Iceland, from the big international names to small, independent ones; you can rent anything from a compact car to a ginormous 4×4.  After a bit of research we decided to go with SADcars, an independent company specialised in older but reliable […]
28th January 2017

Exploring Iceland – The Golden Circle tour

Normally when we travel we don’t even consider going on guided tours, not too mention organised coach trips. However, in Iceland the weather was so unpredictable we were a bit reluctant to hire a car and explore on our own, but we still wanted to see some of the amazing landscapes the country has to offer. So we broke our unspoken rule and for the first time ever signed up for one of the ubiquitous Golden Circle tours, offered by […]
18th January 2017

7 things to do in Reykjavik – not only in winter

We dreamed about visiting Iceland for a very long time. Last year Easyjet opened a direct route from Edinburgh to Reykjavik, offering cheap flights to Iceland, so we decided to spend the New Year in world’s northernmost capital city. With the population of around 130,000, Reykjavik is by no means a big city, and it certainly doesn’t feel like one. Not that we’re complaining! From our Airbnb apartment we could reach just about anywhere in Reykjavik in no more than […]
29th December 2016

Autumn weekend on Isle of Mull

Last autumn was beautiful in Scotland, with loads of dry and sunny days, fantastic sunrises and even more spectacular sunsets. In an attempt to make the most of the nice weather, we spent a weekend on Isle of Mull in late October. Here’s a handful of our favourite photos from this trip. About the Isle Located off the west coast of Scotland, Isle of Mull belongs to the Inner Hebrides and has everything one can expect from a Scottish island: […]
18th December 2016

Travelling in Ecuador – a handful of information and practical advice

Language A little Spanish goes a long way in Ecuador. Even in bigger cities very few people speak English, and in the countryside it is virtually impossible to find someone speaking language other than Spanish and/or Kichwa. It is worth to learn basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar before travelling to Ecuador, and since it’s one of the easier languages to learn (and Latin American accent makes it very easy to understand), there really is no excuse. Your travel will be […]
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