"Did you see the red sunrise?" Rúnar asked us as we clambered into the minibus.
There was to be no off- road- never- before- driven- mountain- tracks today (sorry to disappoint you all). Three of us, plus Rúnar, reuniting from our Northern Lights tour two nights before (the night we'd been unsuccessful). We had a quick stop to pick up Áslaug, also from Time Tours, before we headed on our way for our day exploring the Golden Circle. The sun rises later in the North, and at 8,30am it was still climbing in the sky as we drove away from Reykjavik. We'd missed the red as we swung around to leave Reykjavik, Rúnar told us it had been caused by the pollution from the Bardabunga volcano.
Fuerteventura is the second largest Canary Island, yet it only takes 3hrs to drive from the northern tip to the southern tip. If you hire a car, you can pretty much get anywhere- even Cofete. The island was declared a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2009. I lived there from 2005- 2009 working all sorts of jobs including DJing, waitressing, and estate agent. The resort I lived in was El Castillo (The Castle, in English) & it was a popular tourist destination.
Crazily enough, given that it's winter, I am attempting to visit Iceland with hand luggage only. I'm there for 3 nights, so it shouldn't be a problem, right?
My hand luggage bag is from the World's Lightest Collection which I've had for just over a year now. It's great because it's size complies even with the Budget airlines, & I can really stuff a lot in there. My biggest issue is that I managed to break the strap so have to carry it on my arm, which can cause bruising issues, shall we say!
My travel outfit of choice (in spite of it still hitting around 15C here during the day) is going to be jeans, a thick sweater, my new coat, boots, and scarf. As well as attempting to shove my hat, and gloves into my coat pocket!