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Thingvellir National Park: A Winter Wonderland in Iceland

Thingvellir National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site. You can see the split between North America and Eurasia. It’s Pangea in action!


Thingvellir National Park

Thanks to global warming, Reykjavik didn’t get much snow this year. Luckily, the universe must have been on my side because Mother Nature dropped a ton of snow right before I arrived to Iceland. If it wasn’t for this storm, my trip to Thingvellir National Park would not have been such a winter wonderland.

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Reykjavik, Iceland: A Drowsy Self-Guided City Tour

Local tours in Reykjavik are available, but I did a self-guided city tour instead and I’m glad I did because jet lag and sleep deprivation got the best of me.


Hallgrímskirkja church

As usual, I was a bit ambitious with my itinerary for Iceland. Four days and three nights was not enough to see all the things I wanted to see in Reykjavik. If I were to do it again, I’d stay an extra day or two. The power of jet lag and sleep deprivation really took a toll on me. It probably would not have been as bad if it weren’t for the Chatty Cathys on the flight who would not stop talking. Who yaps for 5 straight hours?!

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Weekend Getaway: 3 Things To Do in DC

My favorite three things to do in DC: see pandas at the national zoo, roam through the Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden and visit Georgetown University.


Smithsonian National Zoo

First touristy thing I did since I moved to #DC. Say hello to my little friend…

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Unless you’re going to Atlanta, Memphis or San Diego, your only chance to see giant pandas are in DC’s national zoo. It’s the only panda conservation on the east coast.

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