In 2008 I met the first person who had been in Iceland. Scandinavian countries were well known, with their capitals populated by low buildings painted in bright colors and their churches with towers ending in sharp peaks, Lapland plains full of snow and reindeer where Santa Claus lives and the imposing panoramas of Norwegian fjords, traveled by countless cruises in the summer months. But the country whose name means “the land of ice” was a complete stranger. Continue reading “Iceland”




  • I was here: 6 days, plus 4 navigation days, from December 25, 2007 to January 3, 2008.
  • Number of days needed: at least those 6 + 4.
  • My score: 4/5.

If a week ago I wrote about the most atypical place where I had spent Christmas, why not continue with the most atypical place where I’ve been when the year has ended and the next one started? Continue reading “Antarctica”