For years, I was never into the World Cup. Even when the U.S. was in it back in 2014, I watched and then watched the U.S. get eliminated. The World Cup only held my interest for a brief moment in time.
This year, something changed. I became invested in the World Cup and the U.S. is not even in it.
Why did this suddenly happen?
Is it because of my recent travels? Maybe. But I’ve been traveling for years and I know that Football (Soccer in the U.S.) is the most popular sport in the world, but I still...
Exiting the airport at Keflavik, I experienced the first Icelandic snow flurry. I didn’t even button up in the 25 degree temperature. It felt so good coming from California heat and dryness.
It was 8 AM in the morning and it was dark; at 10 AM it was still dark -- Welcome to the far north in winter. I would have only 4 to 5 hours of daylight during the stay but quickly became used to the darkness and cold, it didn’t really bother me. The fresh air did wonders for my soul and fresh spring water t...
In approximately 45 days, I will be on a plane to Reykjavik, Iceland and will do my best to share some live posts on this very short trip. Because I will be prepping and planning for the next few weeks, I thought a post on what I'm doing to get ready and some preliminary insights into Iceland might be of some interest.
First, some facts:
Iceland is a Nordic island located in the North Atlantic, with a population of 332,529
Capital and largest city: Reykjavík, home to over two-thirds of th...