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Sep 17, 2015 - Breathe, breathe in the air.

I have no jet lag. Thoroughly exhausting myself yesterday seems to have done the trick. I did however wake up and had NO idea where I was. Today was the Golden Circle tour, the most popular tour in Iceland. The first stop was Pingvellir National Park. The park is vast and everything about it feels very clean and healthy. The air is fresh and crisp and the water is the clearest I've ever seen. People even come here to snorkel and scuba dive. Apparently you can drink straight from the rivers. Having dabbled in giardia, this is not something I...

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Aug 13, 2011 - Geysir

Last stop was the Geysirs. Along the way we watched a mood rise that looked more like a sunrise than any I've seen before. We kept waiting for it to clear the clouds for a good photo, but that happened just as we were finally losing daylight (10 PM-ish because it was late summer and the 24 hour sunlight of earlier summer was now getting shorter). When it finally got dark my fatigue kicked in. I had clearly had a very busy day, and fell dead asleep on the way back. Finally back at the hotel about midnight I started re-thinking the plans I'd...

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Aug 5, 2011 - "Golden Ring"

Der goldene Ring. Das ist die Bezeichnung der Region rund um Reykjavik, in welcher viele der Sehenswuerdigkeiten des Landes liegen, und welche viele Stopover-Touristen (am Weg zw. Amerika & Europa) besuchen. Wir uebernahmen morgens einen brandneuen VW Polo Tdi, der zum Glueck so wenig verbrauchte (1 kleiner Tank fuer 1200km), dass sich die Tagesautomiete (welche das 4-fache im Vergleich zum billigen Hawaii kostete) besser aufteilte. So gings zuerst vorbei an den hier landestypischen Geothermalkraftwerken, welche sehr umweltfreundlich die...

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Aug 6, 2010 - Geysir

Following lunch we drove on to Geysir where, as the name suggests, the spouting hot springs are. Close beside the road are at least ten small and bigger geysers gurgling and bubbling with hot water. Signs warn not to touch the water as it is very hot! They look like pots of boiling water. There is one geyser, named Strokkur, which spouts every 6-8 minutes. Quite the experience and exciting to watch! It looks like a creature deep in the earth is experiencing the beginning of a sneeze and then finally blows. The timing was difficult to snap...

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