Michaela Merz


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Iceland – Akureyri


I wanted to visit Iceland for several years but my youngest wanted to go on a cruise ship. I was against the cruise idea but family life is a continuous compromise. So we went around the island in a cruise ship. I imagined Iceland to be different. Even though I have three travel guides at home and have seen countless images. Iceland is different, not comparable to other countries and unpredictable. One of the best sayings that we heard on our journey goes as follows: ‘if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes’. It describes what you experience on the island very well. It can be foggy and suddenly sunny, it can be ice cold and quarter of an hour later it’ll be T-Shirt summer weather. Accordingly, our backpacks for the hikes were large. You can experience anything there. Rain, the cold, the sun, wind. You need sunglasses, hats, rain coats and jackets. You need quite a bit to survive the weather conditions.

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Visit to the natural swimming pool for 3.50 Swiss Franc


155523_web_R_by_Momo111_pixelio.deWith my youngest one, who currently has the same shoes size as my mother, we decided on Sunday to get to know the natural swimming pool.

I imagined something resembling a little lake in the middle of the forest. Concerning the water temperature my expectations were right. Continue reading