Oct 28, 2015 – [Wednesday] Travel Favs: Sun’s escape

Strokkur, Iceland, taken on January 27, 2014

Looking at this photo, I imagined the sun as a jewel that had just been spit out of Strokkur (a famous geyser in Iceland), rising higher and higher as it escapes from its trap. Indeed, this is what Strokkur looked like right after an eruption, when water drops rapidly into the hole in the centre and the cycle starts over again. Seems like the geyser goes back to its calm sleep until it is awaken again, just in another few minutes.

Apr 19, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Iceland, taken on January 27, 2014

While the early bird gets the worm, morning light doesn’t come quite so early during the winter in Iceland. In fact, at 9 in the morning in late January, the sky is still pitch dark, and it only begins to light up slowly at around 10, when this photo was taken. I was on a tour bus around the Golden Circle when we passed by this greenhouse, glowing in its grandeur before the sun came out to outshine its glory. As a friend mentioned, “How can a greenhouse look this beautiful!”

Feb 28, 2015 – [Saturday] Letters of the Alphabet: F(rozen)

Gullfoss, Iceland, taken on January 27, 2014

A visit to Iceland in January was one of the most fantastic experiences throughout my travels. Just look at the waterfalls. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. Ladies and gentlemen, this is the beautiful, stunning, unbelievably majestic Gullfoss, the Golden Falls. How could you not be awed in appreciation of the wonders of nature? With my obsession with waterfalls, this scene was at the same time unreal and too real to my eyes. The walls of the waterfalls were so frozen and still, like a real “Ice”land, while green waters almost seemed to fluoresce as they rushed into the dip. Sorry Niagara Falls, sorry Rhine Falls, but Gullfoss has overpowered you so easily, so effortlessly with its graceful grandiosity. I just…can’t sufficiently use words to describe my feelings at that moment, looking into the vast deep.