Iceland notes with no pictures

Moss like veins weaves down the mountain sides with melting glacial snow and freezing volcanic rocks.
If you look closely, you sometimes see a yellow flower… or maybe pink or white.

And then the red rocks loom upon mountain sides.

Now there is only ash: the remains of the eruptions of past days.

Random bits of red rock are uncovered along the roadside, upturned moss covered stones in their midst.

As we weaved in and out of jagged rocks and along green lines, Ewelena’s hand gripping the headrest in front of her, silence overcame us. Even for the seasoned travelers, this was awe-inspiring. We went from rivers to glaciers to red and green stone to volcanoes and ash over the course of two hours until the road drowned in that very same glacier’s  remains. We never lost a step though, each meter back showing us bits of green and black and white that we hadn’t yet noticed.

We arrived back at the field of dark stones and found our way across towards waterfalls and population. I glanced back to see a freckle of blue sky above the hills. All I could think was that this was one place where you didn’t need the sunshine to feel the beauty of this world.

Transatlantic Flight for Under $300? Thank You Very Much!

YES! Not only have I paid the deposit for my study abroad adventure that begins Fall 2015, but I have also booked my flight to London, where Semester at Sea’s ship embarks from! Here we have it:

To London!

Yay! So, I’ll be arriving in London on the 11th. Then I’ll do whatever until I embark on September 13th. I was ecstatic to find fantastic deals on transatlantic flights through Wow Air, out of Iceland. Seriously, if you have considered flying from Boston/DC to Iceland or Europe for vacation or whatever, or vice versa, GO GO GO! The prices are incredible. I believe that Wow Air is trying to promote tourism to Iceland and also promote their airline. I hear that they give you more leg room than Spirit, so I’m pretty dang happy because I paid less than $300 for a flight to London! Freaking awesome. I think they make up for their low flights prices by charging a ton for checked bags (approximately $50)… but I’m not going to worry about that right now; it is still a freaking spectacular deal! I also think that it is a limited time thing… or else they’ll run themselves out of business. So, BUY A PLANE TICKET NOWWW! Seriously. Look at this:

Wow air!

Now Travel.