In search of Elves

Traveling is something that I love the most. Soon I will have a trip to a place that has always intrigued me, and for many years occupied the first position on the list of places that I dreamed to visit.

Since I remember, traveling has provide me with many positive vibes. I always impatiently look forward to the adventures awaiting me. I love the time of preparation, viewing maps and guides in search of interesting places to see, setting out the routes and booking accommodation. I have a sentiment for each place I have been to. I always try to bring a little thing that will remind me of it. The world is so beautiful and varied that you can explore it for a lifetime. Excursion, whether close or far enriches us with new experiences.

The upcoming trip has a special meaning for me, because I have dreamt about it for years. For many people, my dream destination may seem a little strange and incomprehensible. I thought about it many times by myself and came to the conclusion that it’s all about its otherness. Although I really like the Mediterranean climate, hot days, warm sea, palm trees, the buzz in the coastal towns and taverns, for many years I have dreamt to see the island, where the average summer temperature is 12 degrees Celsius, where in the summer sun never sets, and in the winter never rises. The weather changes there every five minutes, there’s often windy and raining. Going there in June instead taking summer dresses I need to obtain a good slicker, but I am still taking a swimsuit. In this island country lives a little more than 300,000 people speaking a strange language, and the Poles are the largest minority there. There are no palm trees only glaciers, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and waterfalls. There’s truly lunar landscape, which is often used in films, for instance in my favorite one: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” but also in the “Game of Thrones”, “Prometheus” and the new part of the “Star Wars.”

YES, THAT’S #ICELAND!

I have been preparing for this trip for several months, mainly collecting practical information about the island and its customs. I have learned also a few interesting facts that I hope I can verify being on the spot. Did you know that:

  • on Iceland live the elves …
  • the greatest delicacy of Icelanders is rotten shark …
  • the cheapest and recommended dish on the island is pylsur, that is, hot-dog …
  • for 60 years Icelanders have loved Polish “Prince Polo” wafers …
  • on Iceland there are about 130 volcanoes, including 15 active …
  • two times more sheep than people live there…
  • all speak to each other by name …
  • in stores you can buy bananas that are grown in Iceland…
  • they eat much fish – 91 kg per inhabitant per year…
  • Santa Claus comes to children in Iceland each year thirteen times – daily from 12 to 24 December …

I think a lot more things will surprise me there :) I hope that I will be able to share with you my impressions of the trip soon. For now, visit our Instagram, I will try to place there some photos from the trip …

Ahoy to the Adventure!

xoxo Marta

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