360 Degree Hike: Langidalur in Thorsmok

Our previous hike attempt had ended in difficulty when the trail became little more than a rock scramble eight feet wide, with huge drops on both sides. We choose correctly and went back down, saving ourselves for more traveling and hiking later. The next day, we did a short, steep, and gorgeous hike straight up…

Iceland’s Westfjords: Látrabjarg, The Cliff At the End of Europe

Látrabjarg is a massive cliff that houses the nesting areas for thousands of birds. It also happens to be the farthest West point in Europe. Impressive as the cliffs are (and smelly!), I preferred to look out over the Atlantic in the direction of the Americas. They say that on a clear day, one might…

Iceland’s Westfjords: The Road Less Taken

Many tourists come to Iceland with the goal of ‘doing the Ring Road.’ They want to drive around Route 1 all the way, starting and ending in Reykjavik. Unfortunately for many of them, this does not include the Westfjords. The place is remote, and even some Icelanders have not visited. The upper lefthand corner of…

Traveling Right

The first step to going to India is ready, $200 later. We’ve purchased malaria pills. As far as I’m concerned, we’re nearly there already. Of course there’s the visa and the flight to fan angle  and then the actual finishing of my time in Korea and moving along to India. I’m not sure how I feel…