Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My favorite place in the world

For something a little different, I decided to post about my favorite place in the world (that I've been to so far) and ask about yours. While I LOVED our honeymoon in Paris, Iceland still wins.

I visited Reykjavík in May of 2007 for a short business trip for my old job in England. Landing in Iceland was amazing! It seriously seemed like a different world. The landscape is incredible - long, long coastline, active volcanoes, and great expanses of volcanic rock that reminded me of what it might seem like to land on the moon. It was the cleanest place I have ever been as well - the roads, the streets, the buildings, everything. Even the little airport was clean and pretty! Even the bathroom in the airport - seriously! In some ways, the wide roads and bigger vehicles reminded me of America, which was nice at the time since I had been in cramped, hilly Oxford for quite a while.

The architecture is so lovely and simple with bold colors mixed in with greys and whites. It made me dream of having a little summer house with a red roof. I even looked up some information about visas when I returned home.

I found it fascinating that their language has hardly changed in hundreds of years. Though many of the Icelanders did speak English. I only had a little trouble in a Quzinos - yep, there's a Quizno's! I fell in love with skyr, which is a yogurt-like diary product. I wish it was imported to Michigan. I brought home a big, beautiful book with the Icelandic Sagas and some other writings and also a bottle of Black Death, which is a really wild and rather vile tasting alcoholic drink.

So, what is your favorite place in the world? Or, if you can't choose, tell me about one of your favorite places!


  1. Wow! How pretty!!! Who knew?? btw, (re: my blog post) I totally agree with you buying your house before kiddies!! LOL. Have an awesome day!

  2. Oooh looks lovely! I've never been to Iceland, although would like to do so one day! For me, I think my place of amazingness is a toss-up between Paris (sooo typical!) or Bude in Cornwall - such a relaxing place, very calming.

  3. Awesome, and beautiful pictures! Isn't traveling just simply divine?

    My favorite place to travel has been China - it's unlike anything I am used to (ie America and Europe) yet feel so at home for me. I have written about it a bit in my blog post today, where I have also nominated you for an award!



  4. wow... Iceland is now one of my top choices to visit!! sounds amazing! So far, my favorite travel spot has been Alaska. Gorgeous, simple, wild. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing your Iceland trip! The only country I've been to outside of the U.S. is Canada.....quite the traveller am I, huh?! :> But, I can say, I Love Victoria, B.C., Canada! I was there in '95 and again in 2000 for our honeymoon. Its picturesque and I so look forward to being able to return again!

    I found your blog by way of Christyn's Bead Up blog! :>

  6. wow that looks and sounds amazing!!! thanks for the awesome pictures! I would have to say so far my favorite place in the world has been the cinque terra in Italy closely followed by venizia :)