Nourishing Narratives: A Photo Collection of Food Stories from my Travels

After a long pause, I've finally returned! I never anticipated such a drastic change in a short period of time. It felt like a matter of days that our upcoming trips were upended and the world reached a standstill. Like thousands - perhaps millions - of fellow travellers, my travel ambitions came to an abrupt…

Day Five in Iceland: Full Circle to a Golden Finish

Day 5, July 10: Our last night spent under the sun. We fly home around 8:30 tonight and have the morning and afternoon to log in the last few hundred kilometres of our rental. Since we're already in the area, we decide to spend our final hours following the pack for Iceland's most popular tour:…

Day Four in Iceland: From Sulfur to Silfra

Day 4, July 9: We gather our freshly-cleaned bathing suits and towels from the bathroom and retrieve the thermal wear from our bags. There will be another long drive ahead - about 5 and a half hours from Akureyri to Þingvellir. Today, we are off to try something new. My mom booked us a snorkeling…

Day Three in Iceland: Hot Springs and Hot Dogs

Day 3, July 8 Only four hours of sleep this time - needless to say, it was nice to sleep in. Today there will be no long drives or busy schedules. Only one hour to Mývatn and one hour back. Today will be our spa day. We have another full breakfast at around 10 am.…

Day Two in Iceland: The Arctic Coast Way

Day 2, July 7: Being naturally inclined to exploring the less-traveled routes, we chose to veer off the Ring Road and go north. During the initial planning stages, we were allured by pictures of the Westfjords but ultimately bypassed it for timing purposes. Our destination was Akureyri via the newly advertised Arctic Coast Way. I…

Day One in Iceland: Finding the Centre of the Earth

A five-day expedition through Iceland in a dainty manual car. Just me and my Mom. After months of planning, sprawling a big Michelin map over the kitchen table, calculating drive times and finding F-roads, it all comes down to this. We faced our challenges, all the way from Keflavik through Snæfellsnes, pushing north past Siglufjörður…