Friday, 31 October 2014

How to Spend a Day in Amsterdam

Amsterdam was the first city I visited solo. It's a great city to walk around, and the trams make it easy to get anywhere that is just that bit too far. Everyone speaks English, so it's another great place to go for your first trip. It's a city that's got something for everyone, and somewhere I'm looking forward to revisiting.

The Rijksmuseum on Museumplein

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

You Have No Friends (& Other Misconceptions About Solo Travel)

"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your front door. You step on to the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept of to."- J.R.R. Tolkien

Misconception 1: You Have No Friends (indeed, I just gathered these random's for a photo- what? There needs to be a sarcasm font)

Travel is addictive, and once you've been bitten by the bug you want to see and do more. Undoubtedly if you read my blog, you read other's and rarely do you hear about the days us travel blogger's sat at home and wanted to be there (for a long period of time at least). Some of us go with partner's, or friends and some of us go alone. It's those of us, The Solo Traveller's (particularly the female ones, but that's for an entirely different argument), who get singled out. So here are some common misconceptions about Solo Travel.

Monday, 27 October 2014

10 Things I Didn't Get to Do in Iceland This Time Around.

You're probably looking at this post and thinking, "Dude, what the hell? You just got home from Iceland". Every night whilst I was in Reykjavik, I'd go up to the bar for a drink for a couple of hours. I'd chat to people, anyone with an accent I'd recognise and you'd go through the same traveller talk, starting with, "How long have you been here?". The answer would unequivocally be, "I just got to Reykjavik today, but I've been driving the ring road for the last week/ 9 days/ fortnight/ month". 

Say what?!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Iceland by Night (or What Happens When the Northern Lights Don't Come Out).

Drive away from the city lights into the darkness.
Drive through the darkness and stare at the shapes of the mountains.
Keeping your eyes peeled, looking skywards.
Everyone piles out into the freezing pitch black night.
Set up the camera, and wait.
Everyone piles back in.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat.

The arch in the sky

Friday, 24 October 2014

Things That Surprised Me About Iceland

What do you know about Iceland? 

If you haven't already been, it might be the financial crash that happened in 2008, or that one of it's many volcano's, Eyjafjallajökull, caused chaos in the skies of Europe in 2010, or that it's expensive, or how cold it is. Those things being the most well known (whether they are true or false), there were many things I wasn't expecting about Iceland.

me freezing my butt off at the Faxí waterfall
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