Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. It has a population of around 332,529 and an area of 103,000 km2; making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík. The country is volcanically and geologically active.
I have sadly decided to stop writing about core political issues and redirect my blog to a lifestyle/travel blog. Sad I know but it has come to my attention that my current personal circumstances do not allow me to continue to write about political issues. Should the opportunity present itself again in future, I shall certainly be back with you on that platform, but for now, let’s enjoy new dimensions together. So my first move (as I’ve been away for a while and itching to write), is to talk about my recent trip to Iceland; and before you go there, not Iceland the shopping market Iceland the country.
As many of you who know me well are aware, I have quite a passion for travelling and in these last few years, I have made it my mission to travel a new country each year! And it seems to be going quite well. I had always wanted to go to Iceland the country – remember, please. Now I know your thinking; it’s not hot and trust me it’s really not.
I believe the UK was hotter while I was shivering in cold weather and that says a lot of Iceland. I don’t want to stay focused on the weather because if I have to say that Iceland was unbelievably magical. It really showed me that there are still countries that haven’t been destroyed by pure capitalism. The views were absolutely breathtaking. See some pictures below;
Why was Iceland magical?
Well for starters – and I feel I can say this now because I have seen a number of beautiful countries, Iceland (when I was there) had 18 hours of daylight – which was incredibly unusual for me. Yes, at 12.30 it felt like it was 4 pm in the afternoon or even midday. My loss of time consciousness only dawned on me when I felt tired from the many locations we constantly visited.
The country had a spectacular feel to it. A complete natural structure of humbleness in everything. Even their Prime Minister lives in the town with the locals! How amazing is that?! I can’t seem to help myself, I’m always referring to something political. I ate many things that I would possibly never eat again – the first being fermented shark which in my opinion was absolutely vile (you are free to differ). But then, I also tried horse which was somewhat pleasant and oh as for Puffins (a famous bird in Iceland) that was the best! I got to try new things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life; and the things I saw/experienced, no one can ever take away from me!
As I’ve said, Iceland is somewhere I wouldn’t normally go but have always wanted to go to. It opened another way of looking at things and most importantly I was able to cross it off my bucket list (yes I have one of those – we all should). So I would say try somewhere that you would never think you would ever go – stand out and travel.