This year October has really been hectic. During the past three weeks I have not been home for more than few days in total. Just enough time to unpack and pack again in between travels. Next week I’ll be hitting the road again. So October really is not a boring month this time.
Two weeks ago I fell in love with Bordeaux, wandered along the narrow streets of Saint-Émilion in the middle of vineyards, spent a wonderful weekend in Paris with a friend and noticed that despite all my prejudices, France is actually a rather nice travel destination.
Last week was all about the land of fire and ice – I finally got to travel to Iceland! Iceland was everything I had expected it to be, and even more. The five days were full of beautiful scenery, numerous waterfalls, sheep, beaches, diving in between tectonic plates(oh yes!), some hiking, good food and good company. I can’t help but wonder why it took me so long to travel there? I mean, Iceland has been on my bucket list for years, but every time I’ve been planning a trip, some other destination has won. Actually, this time we were supposed to travel to Baku in Azerbaijan, but ended up travelling to Iceland, logic eh? I mean, Azerbaijan and Iceland are pretty similar destinations and in the same direction from Finland after all so this is only logic, right?
So, currently I am slowly recovering from my trips and in high risk of experiencing some post-holiday blues. Luckily I have over a thousand photos to go through and several good things to share in the blog over the upcoming weeks, so that I have some happy moments to go back to as the fall gets darker. But first, I do need some time to process all those great moments I’ve been lucky to experience over the past weeks. What is even better is that the next holidays are just around the corner and in less than two months I’ll be sitting in an airplane towards the tropics! So this time, with all the good stories waiting to be told and the upcoming adventures that are waiting to be planned, I’m sure that getting through the darkness the fall brings with it should not be a big deal.