Tag: snow

LA CHAMPAGNY WAS A CHALLENGE

LA CHAMPAGNY WAS A CHALLENGE

To ski, or not to ski.  That is the question. I got an invitation from good family friends to join them on their ski trip in France back in April 2014. I am a boarder.  Snowboarding is hands down my most favourite sport.  Back in […]

THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET

THE WORLD AT YOUR FEET

Certain things are difficult to explain in words.  The sensation you get when you are diving through fresh powder, racing down a steep mountain is one of them. Skiing/Snowboarding is a sport to many people.  To some, it is so much more.  There is something about […]

SNORKELING IN ICELAND | ดำน้ำหน้าหนาวระหว่างแผ่นเปลือกทวีปโลกที่ไอซ์แลนด์

SNORKELING IN ICELAND | ดำน้ำหน้าหนาวระหว่างแผ่นเปลือกทวีปโลกที่ไอซ์แลนด์

What is the most out-of-this-world experience you have ever had?

ประสบการณ์ที่ฟินที่สุดในชีวิตของคุณ คืออะไร?

Were you expecting it to be so unforgettable?

How did you feel afterwards?

My last day in Iceland couldn’t have been any better.  If you are planning to visit Iceland, I strongly suggest you prioritise this over other excursions.

และประสบการณ์นั้นเปลี่ยนแปลงอะไรในตัวคุณหรือเปล่า?

My good friend Cod Starusayang said to me me “Dude, you HAVE to go diving in Silfra in Thingvellir National Park.  I did it and it was just out-of-this-world–nothing like I had experienced before”.  To be honest, though knowing Cod is a very well-travelled individual, I still wasn’t convinced when he told me so.  Not because I hadn’t done scuba diving before and hence I would only be able to snorkel, but it was because I am from warm sunny Thailand and we have some of the World’s best diving spots visited by thousands and thousands of international travellers each year.  Why would I want to go diving or snorkelling in ICELAND in the winter?

เพื่อนบีคนนึงบอกบีว่า “บี! เธอต้องไปดำหน้าหรือ Snorkel ที่ Silfra ที่ไอซ์แลนด์ให้ได้!!! มันเป็นประสบการณ์ที่หลุดโลกสุด ๆ แบบที่เราไม่เคยได้ทำมาก่อนเลย!!!   ตอนแรกที่ได้ฟังเค้าพูด บีก็คิดว่า เอ๊า! เรามาจากเมืองไทย ซึ่งเป็นประเทศที่โด่งดังทางด้านทะเลและการดำน้ำ ทำไมเราถึงจะต้องไปดำน้ำที่ไอซ์แลนด์ด้วย?  

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GLACIAR HIKING ON THE “SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL”

GLACIAR HIKING ON THE “SÓLHEIMAJÖKULL”

WELCOME TO LAND OF ICE! Glacier hiking is another activity one must do when visiting Iceland and I did mine on the “Sólheimajökull” glacier tongue, which is an outlet from Iceland’s 4th largest glacier, the”Mýrdalsjökull” (I later made the right guess that the Icelandic word […]

THE MIGHTY GULLFOSS NEARLY BLEW ME AWAY

THE MIGHTY GULLFOSS NEARLY BLEW ME AWAY

I was nearly blown away.  Literally. The path which led to the “view point” on one of the rock edges was closed due to slippery ground and strong wind, but I noticed some people had ignored the sign and hopped over the little gate and so […]

ARRIVING IN REYKJAVÍK

ARRIVING IN REYKJAVÍK

It was the beginning of my short 4-day solo trip to where I had always dreamed to visit.

I had always wanted to see the Northern Lights or the “Aurora Borealis” and initially this was what drew me to Iceland.  A few days before my trip that I did more research on what was there to “experience” in Iceland and I was so amazed to discover there there were so many incredible places to visit and activities to do.  As I only used Reykjavík as a base for this trip, this post will be somewhat minimal while my later Iceland adventure posts will be on my daily excursions on this freezing and strangely beautiful alien planet filled with never ending snow. (more…)