Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is quite popular and is located between the airport and Reykjavik.  Due to that factor, many tourists stop at the famous Blue Lagoon upon arrival before heading to the capital city.  At the bus stop outside the Blue Lagoon, there are lockers where suitcases can be stored while you enjoy the thermal waters, […]

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Waterfalls and Geysers

We made reservations with Mountain taxi to take us on the Golden Circle tour. Our guide picked us up in a monster black van that has plenty of room for us and the four other people on the tour.  Designed to crawl up snow covered mountains and go down muddy roads, it was a fun […]

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Reykjavik

“Just git out there” is our motto for Iceland. Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and has the largest population in the country. Iceland is one of the most educated countries in the world with over 99% literacy rate among adults.  More than 90% of the population speaks English. They are know for keeping […]

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Little Icelander

Growing up my grandma would talk about being Icelandic.  She didn’t know much about the family leaving Iceland as her father and mother divorced when she was very young.  But she would tell us the story about her great-great Icelandic grandmother pulling a handcart across the plains to Spanish Fork, Utah when she immigrated from […]

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Cruising with a Broken Ankle

As we walked down the dirt-packed pathway alongside the Estonian Palace of Russia’s Peter the Great near Tallinn, Lorretta stumbled over the lone rock buried sidewise in the path as she searched her backpack for her leather gloves.  Our tour guide, Sergio, and I both heard her go down and as we glanced back we […]

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Bergen, Norway

  There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile; He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house. –Mother Goose Being in Norway the first time was great fun but going back […]

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Before the Cruise – A Stop in Berlin

I’ve always wanted to go to Scandinavia – something always called to me about it, most especially Norway.  It wasn’t until I visited Iceland, where I discovered my Icelandic heritage is rooted in Norway (as well as Scotland), that this affinity for Scandinavia began to make sense. It seemed logical to take a cruise of […]

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Break a leg …

Break a leg is the old expression typically used to wish success to actors and musicians as they start their performance. For others, it is a saying of…. Well…. in the literal sense – a description of my trip to Tallinn, Estonia. Day 2, yes, DAY TWO, of the cruise…. We get into port in […]

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Fearless Girl

It’s been almost two weeks since I tripped, fell and broke my leg in Estonia.   We are on the last leg of this latest adventure through Scandinavia, returning to Oslo for a few days. I love Oslo. I loved it the first time we visited, and I love it more now that I get to spend […]

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