Southern Coast: Iceland

With only limited time to see Iceland, I had to make my one full day trip count.  The most popular tour from Reykjavik is the Golden Circle, but I opted for the Southern Coast, famous for its waterfalls, glaciers, and black sand beaches.

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Food & Drinks of Iceland

Travel is all about food for me, and in four days in Iceland I managed to pack in lots of the essentials.  I skipped out on some of the more touristy must-tries like whale and fermented shark, and went instead for Reykjavik’s classics, including Icelandic hotdogs, chocolate covered liquorice, and world-famous cinnamon buns. Overall, Iceland is a tasty place.

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Tikal, Guatemala

Tikal National Park is a gateway to another time.  The ruins of an ancient city are located in the middle of the jungle, which grew up around the ruins since the city was abandoned in the 8th Century.  Today only a small amount of the ancient city is visible – most of it is still covered with dirt and trees and rainforest. Visiting Tikal was amazing. It’s a long way away in the middle of nowhere, but once you step out into the jungle it’s all worth it.

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

, GuLake Atitlan is paradise on earth.  It completely surprised me and if I had it my way I would never have left.  Even as it was, we doubled the length of our stay because the thought of leaving this place was unimaginable.  It should be #1 on anyone’s list who is visiting Guatemala, and just so that you’re prepared, two days is not enough.

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Me Amo Guatemala

I completely fell in love with Guatemala.

Somehow, last-minute two week trip with my sister that we booked primarily due to a cheap roundtrip flight to Guatemala city turned into one of my favourite countries I’ve visited.  I’m already itching to go back, and unlike other countries where I’d like to someday go back and visit, I think Guatemala is somewhere I’ll be revisiting soon!

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Airlie Beach, Queensland

My grandest adventure in Australia was up to Airlie Beach, the gateway to the infamous Whitsunday Islands. It’s one of those places that’s plastered all over Buzzfeed lists of Top 10 Unbelievable Places or You’ll Never Believe This Australian Beach click-bait articles.  And honestly, it’s all totally justified. The Whitsunday Islands are truly unbelievable.

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