Paris Day 1 – The city after the terror

Eiffel tower french flag night Paris

This what I will write about the next weeks is an experience I will never forget in my life. I went to Paris exactly 1 week after the attack of the IS. The airplane of the flight Dublin – Paris was just half full. And I was able to smell the fear of the people inside the airplane. Even I was afraid, I didn’t know what I would find there. After the landing I got through the pass control and saw armed military everywhere in the airport immediately. I remembered that I read some days ago that they were planning …

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Iceland day 5 – A strange day in the swimming pool

I woke up, had my daily routine and during my shower I was thinking about the falling star I saw last night when I was looking for the northern lights. Then I went towards Reykjavik. But first of all, I stopped at an Icelandic bakery to eat some typical pastry. I have to say, they are really good at baking pastry. When I left Selfoss, 2 women stopped for me. The Canadian women were so happy to give me a lift because it was one of their points written on their bucket list. It is part of the culture in Iceland to stop …

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Iceland day 4 – Where will my journey end?

When I woke up, I did my daily routine. I had breakfast, had a shower, packed my stuff and so on. Timm, the guy I met the day before, was nice enough to give me a lift to Seljalandsfoss, which was around 70 km away. On our way to there, we saw a lot of young seagulls lying down on the street. I read the evening before, that they are too young and not strong enough yet to fly all day long. Instead, they rest on the warm streets. Unfortunately not every car sees them. During the drive Timm told me he wanted to …

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Iceland day 3 – A long way to the capital of the south

I woke up – which means no stone was rolling down the cliffs – and went with my tent to the house. My tent was very wet so I had to dry it. I couldn’t wait till it got dry, instead I put it into the dryer. I was a bit afraid it could get destroyed but it survived. It was also my first day I got into a shower. Nothing felt better than the hot water running down my skin to clean it! Then I had breakfast, said goodbye to the French lads and went towards harbor. At the harbor …

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Iceland day 2 – From Grindavik to Vestmannaeyjar

I was so glad that the night was over. It was so terrible that I was even struggling with myself, thinking about breaking it up and going back home. But then I realized that this was not an option at all. Instead I was packing all my stuff and went eastwards. I had no idea where I could go to, but I thought it could be nice to visit the hot springs in Krysuvik. It was a long way on a lonely road and the storm was still very strong. The landscape I was walking on looked amazing. It was …

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Iceland day 1 – From Keflavik Airport to Grindavik

It was my first big trip after years! I started at the Belfast International Airport with Easyjet and went directly to Keflavik Airport. It was a short flight and I slept most of the time. When I arrived at the Airport I was a bit surprised, it was a really new and modern one. I went to the Passport Check and the woman asked where I was from and if this was my first trip to Iceland. When I told her it was, she looked a bit surprised. After getting out from the Airport I was already excited! The first …

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