South Bend, USA, taken on January 15, 2009
Winter in South Bend was brutal and I arrived in January 2009 just in time for the perfect storm that covered my rental house in a beautiful layer of snow and ice. Long winter and lots of shovelling to look forward to!
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.
First impression of Iceland: Yup, that’s ice, alright. Seriously though, a few hours in quiet Reykjavik, and I’m already loving it even if it’s the night time. The reflection of the city centre in the frozen Tjörnin lake is simply stunning. I can’t wait to see what this country has to offer within the next two days!
At the end of the training school, a few friends and I decided to take a short trip to Biarritz before Mariel and I headed to San Sebastián. We sat down at a little café to chat and relax before we parted ways from the others. I had a nice sangria with a funnily shaped ice uh…”half cone”?