It often happens to me that I somehow manage to be in the right places with the right people. But even when I felt really comfortable at some places, there always was something disturbing, which deterring me from fully experiencing the place.
The only time when everything was perfectly perfect was during my long-dreamt travel to the place which I imagined as the ultimate oasis of peace and freedom
My love for Iceland started when I was a teenager and heard Sigur Ros for the first time. That was magical. So different from everything I’d heard so far. So unique and provocative at the same time. Just as if the band members wanted to say: “Look at us, we’re free and we’re doing whatever we want. Can you do the same?” Seemed encouraging…
Since that moment I’ve got completely mesmerised by their music and I’ve decided to do some research on this faraway country/island where people can actually create such amazing sounds. And when I got deeper and deeper I was more and more interested in the culture, people, landscapes, music and everything that was connected with Iceland. I even started to learn some Icelandic because it sounded soo different.
And finally, last year, I decided to give myself a treat and bought a plane ticket to Iceland. I just wanted to see it, experience the live there and see the nature. I remember the moment when I got there and saw it for the first time. Awe-struck. It was just the way I wanted it to be. This perfect place.
Since I had just one week there, I decided to focus on the area close to the capital city, Reykjavik. It of course included different tours and just hanging out in the downtown. It was an amazing experience. Being able to see all the natural phenomena like geysers, waterfalls or lava fields, I couldn’t stop wowing at them (and taking thousands of photos which drove my fellas crazy 😉 ).
Iceland is magical. The island has a unique charm and charisma. It’s benign and rough, sophisticated and coarse, basic and refined. It’s the land of ice and fire; the land of contrasts. I couldn’t be happier in any other place, I guess. My personal paradise where I found peace and happiness.
This trip was also something more than just admiring the views. It was my life change factor. And in my next post I’ll explain why it happened to be a turning point in my life. 🙂