Random Iceland

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My cousin went to Iceland a few months and came back with the most amazing pictures. The sights, animals, and culture that I witnessed in those pictures were phenominal and this picture in particular, was one of my favorites.

Initially, I laughed when my cousin told me that she wanted to go to Iceland. I told her that there were so many other places in Europe that she hasn’t checked out and that she should explore some place else. As expected, she didn’t listen to me and insisted on flying out there as she had heard great feedback from people who have visited Iceland before.

A few days later, she arrived back in London and we met up for dinner. I was pretty surprised when she said that it was one of her best holidays and she was just full of exciting stories about her trip. She took this picture of the Blue Lagoon, which is a geothermal spa & one of the most popular attractions of Iceland.

According to Wikipedia (god bless wikipedia), “the steamy waters are part of a lava formation. The warm waters are rich in minerals like silica and sulfur and bathing in the Blue Lagoon is repuated to help some people from suffering from skin dieseases. The lagoon is fed by the water output of a nearby geothermal power plant. Superheated water is vented from the ground near a lava flow and used to run turbines that generate electricity. After going through the turbines, the steam and hot water passes through a heat exchanger to provide heat for a municipal hot water heating system. Then the water is fed into the lagoon for recreational and medicinal users to bathe in.”

Random, I know. But sometimes it’s the spontaneous & random trips that turn out to be the most amazing holidays ever. I’m definately going to look into it and you should as well ..

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6 comments

  1. lets Go!! 😀

  2. Dude, let’s plan a trip there. I’m up for it! My bro went as well and was amazed.

  3. Shoda · · Reply

    Sounds amazing, would love to do something like that! Definitely a huge perk of living in Europe is having access to tons of interesting countries close enough for weekend getaways.

  4. I guess you’re right but it’s quite a challenge if you don’t have an EU or US passport! Ahem.

  5. what a magical picture!

  6. sana’s trip?
    i saw pictures…the scenery looks like a postcard.

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