Tag: Travel: Iceland


Travel: My Time in Iceland (Part 2)

Posted 26 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 1 Comment

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

All right, I separated the last day of our time in Iceland because Snaefellsnes is a large region and I took a lot of photos. Again, this was a region I had been to last time but it’s so different from South Iceland and honestly I don’t mind revisiting certain areas 🙂 Plus, as mentioned, this was my brother’s first time visiting Iceland.

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Snaefellsnes Peninsula

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Travel: My Time in Iceland (Part 1)

Posted 23 August, 2019 by Lianne in Travel / 0 Comments

So, I’m insanely behind in my travel posts–backlogged from last year’s travels! So I’m dedicating this month to catching up and posting about my travels, bit by bit.

Next leg in our journey was Iceland! Yeah, I’ve been here before, but I didn’t mind coming back again and I knew my brother wanted to visit Iceland so I included it in our itinerary. It was also pretty cool coming back because the weather was a lot calmer than when I went the first time so I got to see some vistas a lot more clearly compared this time around.

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Reykjavik

Because our flight arrived sometime past midnight, we decided to take it easy on our first day. When we eventually arrived in Reykjavik we decided to take it easy, checked out the sights, picked up some items and whatnot. It was our chill day.

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Of Frost and Fury — My Second Poetry Collection!

Posted 22 December, 2017 by Lianne in Writing / 0 Comments

So during my hiatus from the blog I had been dealing with work and catching up with school. But what also happened during my hiatus was that my second poetry collection was finalised and released into the world! I present to you Of Frost and Fury: Poems Written in the Land of Volcanoes and Giants 🙂

I’ve been teasing a bit about this since I got back from Iceland and Denmark (especially from Iceland). The idea came to me as I was organising my journals after I had returned from my trip; I had a notebook filled with writings that I had done whilst travelling, mostly poetry, and was thinking about how I was going to incorporate it into my next general collection. I then realised that I actually had enough material to compile a standalone collection.

The idea to present it as a mixed media, incorporating photos I took during the trip, came as I was sifting through my photos from said trip. I’ve long used Blurb in the past and have enjoyed the quality of their publication. I thought it would be cool to include the photos of the scenery I’ve seen, sharing it alongside the lines I wrote. And so this project came to be.

There were setbacks, of course–school kept me from sitting down and editing it thoroughly in one go, then there was details with Blurb (apparently to sell it on Amazon et al I needed to have made the book using Bookwright, a program I do not like, not BookSmart, which I had been using for years). So that was me around November , but after a few takes and back and forth with proofing, I finally finished it earlier this month. I’m still waiting for it to be completely listed as available online–it is listed on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, but I noticed Amazon.ca has it listed at some ridiculous price and it’s not showing up on AbeBooks and the Book Depository. I’m also not sure how to go about posting it on the Blurb Bookstore directly; it’s weird that there’s no option for there to be both (both on the Blurb Bookstore and on other sites; it made me choose one or the other). Anyway, something to think about in the new year.

Anyway, on to the preview (from what I posted so far on my poetry account, @shallibeapoetinstead):

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Travel: My Time in Iceland (Day 4)

Posted 20 July, 2017 by Lianne in Travel / 2 Comments

At long last I am making my travel posts! Oh yes, that’s right, for about the next two weeks I am going to be posting, day by day, photos from my trip back in April and May to Iceland and Denmark 😀

Day four in Iceland and at last I embark on my day tour to the Golden Circle 😛 It’s a popular area in Iceland, showcasing the best and highlights of the land. I got rather comfortable the previous two days as the tour bus wasn’t packed, there was room to plop my day bag beside me and stretch a bit but here we were packed to the brim and I didn’t get a window seat so it was hard to take photos whilst we were on the road. But that’s okay…Oh, and the weather was finally clearing on this day, hurrah!

We started the day visiting an organic farm, which was pretty cool. Had arguably the best tomato soup I had ever tasted…and that homemade bread was just yum…I’m getting kinda dreamy just recalling that nice little meal *hearts* But anywho what was interesting about this particular day tour as well was how different the region was…it was interesting, the three day tours I took around Iceland, every area was different, shaped and developed differently. The Golden Circle was certainly greener and more lush compared to the isolation of South Iceland or the ruggedness of the Snaefellsnes Peninsula. It was very interesting.

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Travel: My Time in Iceland (Day 3)

Posted 19 July, 2017 by Lianne in Travel / 4 Comments

At long last I am making my travel posts! Oh yes, that’s right, for about the next two weeks I am going to be posting, day by day, photos from my trip back in April and May to Iceland and Denmark 😀

Day three of my time in Iceland, and today’s day trip took me to South Iceland. Unfortunately not as many photos as yesterday in the following post as the weather was dismal from start to end; it rained almost nonstop this day which had be greatly concerned for my camera as it didn’t have those waterproof covers or wahtever so like me it really was tested amidst the elements. Actually it was quite a test for me too as I’m not terribly outdoors-y and I’m like a cat, I only like the rain when I’m inside listening to it come down, so yeah, that was quite an experience. I came back not sure whether I knew what it was like to be warm and dry again, haha, but it’s something to talk about.

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Okay, no photos taken between the time we left untl we hit Reynifjara Beach, it was just too foggy and rainy and you couldn’t see much out of the window. Which was unfortunate as we passed by places like where Eyjafjallajökull stands, the volcano that erupted in 2010. It was informative to hear our tour guide talk about it and the effects that the eruption had in the region with the ground and the livelihoods of the people living in the region. It was also cool to pass between the North American and European plates xP

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