So you've heard the stories of the magical place, you've seen the outstanding photographs and now you've booked your flight. Well, here's a few things to keep in mind.
1) Buy duty-free groceries
Don't forget that because of the climate, Iceland cannot farm food or animals so they have to import. However, Iceland is a remote island away from the Scandinavian countries, far from United Kingdom so goods/products tend to be expensive. There is a duty free shop opposite baggage collection so before you pick up your luggage on arrival, do your grocery shopping.
Today's feature is Tanya Mushayi, a designer from Zimbabwe. I came across Tanya when she followed me on Instagram. I had a look at her feed and was impressed at how this young lady was showcasing her African label, with its vibrant colours and hip hop style. Her photo shoots also highlight a cool side of Africa whilst still embracing typical Africa. I've asked Tanya to tell us about herself below.
If you've followed me on various social media sites, you will know that I can't stay in one spot. I get ants in my pants. In the UK, I have done various road trips going through different regions, such as travelling from north Devon to Cornwall to south Devon. I have driven from London to Isle of Skye. And abroad, I have island-hopped around the Channel Islands, from Guernsey to Sark to Herm Island. I have even travelled to 3 countries in 7 days, simply because I couldn't stay put. You may ask how could I have possibly absorbed 3 countries and learnt their cultures or saw everything I wanted to see. Well, with good planning and focus, you can see as much as you want to see in any country.
I have just done a weather forecast and next week in Iceland is looking like this;
So frankly I'd be a fool not to start thinking about what to pack now, rather than leaving it to the last minute. I have also gained some weight (Diet starts next week 🤞) since having my baby so I have decided to go shopping for new clothes. As if I need an excuse.
Most normal people can't wait for their birthday. It's a time to celebrate turning another year older. Sadly, that hasn't always been the case for me. Until recently, I was never bothered about turning a year older because a year older means a year nearer to incontinence, a year older to being vulnerable, a year older to relying on other people, a year older to dementia, a year older to... well, I think you know where I'm going with this. I don't like turning older.