return to reykjavik // a few of my favorite things

This March, it will be 3 years since the hubs and I left New York for a 5-month trip around the world before our move to France. There were so many amazing moments from that trip, and while we honestly cannot declare any stop the very best, our week in Iceland is very close to the top. Naturally, a return to Reykjavik was very much in order. So, when my little sister said she was hopping across the pond for a weeklong visit to Europe with her boyfriend, we offered to meet them in Iceland. We figured we could spend a few days in the land for fire and ice before showing them around London.…

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halló, reykjavik: our intro to iceland

Pre-Iceland, I had one stupid concern. I was irrationally worried that, based purely on the adjectives I’d heard to describe each country, Iceland would be like New Zealand light. Other-worldly, majestic, inspiring… New Zealand certainly fit the bill, so how was Iceland going to live up to that?  Yeah, dumbest fear ever. Yes, there were a lot of similarities—green, rolling hills, sheep randomly crossing the roads, beautifully colored bodies of water that don’t even look real. But culturally? Totally, totally different. I mean, obviously. And I didn’t think it was possible, but if I really, truly had to pick one… I’d say I liked Iceland just a smidge better. And I owe most of that…

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