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Month: October 2016

Canal Tour & Copenhagen Street Food

Canal Tour & Copenhagen Street Food

After a frustratingly long day of travel to get to Copenhagen the day before, I was very happy to start fresh on my first full day in this beautiful city.  Walking the streets of Copenhagen was a completely wonderful and totally humbling experience.  The history of the city is palpable.  The architecture is stunning.  I don’t even know how to describe it fully; it was all just classically European. My first stop was a café called Streckers for breakfast, where I…

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A Weekend in Milwaukee, WI

A Weekend in Milwaukee, WI

Our first stop in Milwaukee, WI was the Art Museum, housed in the iconic, postmodern building right on Lake Michigan.  The fee to get into the museum is a little steep, at $17/person, but it’s also pretty worth it.  The entryway is beautiful, with a view of the lake through a convex wall of windows. The best part for me was the collection of contemporary art and the special exhibit of Rembrandts on the top floor.  The museum was having…

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Last Day in Reykjavik, Iceland

Last Day in Reykjavik, Iceland

My last day in Reykjavik, Iceland was bittersweet.  I was so sad to leave the country that I had fallen head over heels for, but was also very excited to move on to my next stop, Copenhagen.  I planned the day’s activities around a last minute Reykjanes Peninsula Tour, which ran from 1pm to 4pm.  The one thing that I really wanted to do before I left the country was go to The Laundromat Café for breakfast. I had read…

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Reykjavik Street Art + An Announcement

Reykjavik Street Art + An Announcement

One of my favorite things about the city of Reykjavik was how every available space was decorated with street art.  As I wandered around, I marveled at the murals on the sides of buildings, paintings in alleyways and doodles scrawled across scaffolding and walls.  Each day that I walked around this colorful city, I noticed a new (to me, at least) piece of art. It became almost like an easy treasure hunt through the city to find the best pieces of street…

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Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

Reykjanes Peninsula Tour

The Reykjanes Peninsula may be known as the home of the Blue Lagoon, but the rest of this amazing landscape should not be missed!  Because it is also the home of Keflavik Airport, so it’s typically the first glimpse of Iceland that most people get.  The Peninsula is a geothermally active, otherworldly landscape full of wonders.  I’m so glad that I got an in-depth look. I booked this tour on a whim after enjoying the South Coast tour so much. …

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South Coast Tour Part Two

South Coast Tour Part Two

The first half of the South Coast Tour was jaw-droppingly beautiful; full of lush, green land, gorgeous waterfalls and world-renown hiking trails.  The second half was a completely different landscape, much like how the landscape of Iceland as a whole changes from mile to mile.   Our first stop after the waterfalls was the quaint south coast fishing town of Vik, Iceland for a lunch break. On our way there we passed miles of farmland and mountains, all of which was…

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South Coast Waterfalls

South Coast Waterfalls

The morning of my South Coast Tour, I waited outside Hotel Holt for the Extreme Iceland bus to scoop me up.  I had a rocky start to the day after I spilled a cup of coffee all down myself and on my notebook while I was trying to enjoy the complimentary continental breakfast.  This unfortunate event sent me running back to my room to change while apologizing to everyone I passed for making a mess.  I tried to salvage the…

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Elding Whale Watching in Reykjavik

Elding Whale Watching in Reykjavik

Ever since I was young, I’ve been fascinated by the ocean and everything in it.  I think watching the movie Jaws at an impressionable age had something to do with it.  For this reason, the whale watching tour in Reykjavik was the first thing I booked for my Iceland trip.  I had read plenty of reviews on tour companies there, and Elding Whale Watching Tours was the one that stuck out the most to me, so that is who I…

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