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1 Oct – 11 Dec 2019 – Iceland: A window back on the landscapes the woolly mammoths roamed (Part 3 of 3)

The Highlands Not surprisingly, astronauts used to train in Iceland as it’s about as close you can get to emulating the moon. Also known as the desert interior, the barren highlands is brimming with moonlike craters, jagged lava fields and hotpots; glacial springs and lakes; concealed mossy covered valleys and spectacular unnamed waterfalls. My absolute […]

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1 Oct – 11 Dec 2019 – ODing on Iceland’s rough roads: remove dentures, tighten bra straps (Part 2 of 3)

West Iceland I heard on the grapevine that for many, West is best. As the five regions go, it ranked in my top five. Still a relatively hidden pearl by today’s standards, West Iceland stretches from the Botnsa river in the lush serenity of Hvalfjordur to the Gilsfordur fjord. Watersheds and glaciers border it. From […]

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1 Oct – 11 Dec 2019 – Iceland: You don’t look a day over magnificent (Part 1 of 3)

It soon became clear that with every small blue or yellow sign we drove past – in a language we couldn’t remotely fathom – it signalled another place we’d never heard of, accessible via a marked road, track or trail. What did we just miss? Admittedly on arrival, we were as far from informed to […]

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14-30 Sept 2019 – The Faroe Islands: the nearest faraway place I’ve visited

At the tail-end of Hurricane Dorian, a fierce wind battered our ferry as we pitched and rolled through the chop, blown into a white-capped frenzy. As water smacked against us, there was little choice but to ride the waves of nausea after embarkation in Denmark. Two days of being tossed up and down in the […]

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