2019 was an interesting one for me. An unforeseen (not that they’re ever foreseen) broken foot meant I didn’t get to travel as much as I’d have liked this year, but hopefully next year I’ll be back ticking off my bucketlist with a vengeance. Despite this, I did manage to take a dream trip to Mexico and return to a couple of my favourite European cities for the first time! So without further ado here’s a look back at where I went this year…
When I first visited Reykjavik back in 2013, it was slowly becoming a more popular travel destination, but most people were still confused why we were going. However, since Icelandair introduced its budget flights between the UK and U.S. – many of which offer an Iceland stopover at no extra flight cost – tourism has really taken off. Re-visiting Reykjavik this year I was amazing by how much it had changed in just six years!
It’s not exactly the first activity you associate with Iceland, but when I heard that it was possible to go snorkelling in the silfra fissure – the gap between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates – I knew I had to do it. Not only was this an opportunity to snorkel in some of the clearest water in the world, but it’s also the only place where you can snorkel between the Earth’s plates… pretty cool right?