Cioccolato, Chocolat, Schokolade of Europe

I’m a chocoholic. I’ll admit it. If I could eat chocolate with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I would. I’ve loved chocolate for as long as I can remember. Italian and Greek chocolates These days, I actually prefer dark chocolate to milk chocolate. Tastes better to me, and apparently has some health benefits. Strangely, though, I’m not a fan of white chocolate. Icelandic and New Zealand chocolates I like certain combinations of chocolate…chocolate with banana, chocolate with raspberry. My ultimate favorite combo is chocolate with peanut butter! Finnish and Latvian chocolates Not only do I indulge in chocolate regularly at home, Continue Reading →

Iceland with my Sister: Priceless (Part Three)

Priceless experiences and memories of a journey in Iceland with my youngest sister; this is the final blog describing some of the adventures, along with photos, of a time when two sisters, who are 15 years apart in age, who had never traveled together before as adults, met in a far remote corner of the world to explore together! –Driving around on Snaefell Peninsula, with Snaefellsjokull, a glacier-covered mountain on one side of us, the farmland surrounding us, and the Atlantic Ocean to the other side of us. –Seeing my sister take photos of our priceless memories. –Saying how lucky Continue Reading →

Iceland with my Sister: Priceless (Part Two)

It was worth every penny: that trip that I made to Iceland with my youngest sister; the trip where, due to our 15-year age difference, we had never really had the opportunity to travel before together; the trip where we bonded, agreed, and laughed; the trip that was expensive, yet priceless! In my travel journal, I kept a list of the activities that my sister and I did when we were in Iceland. Some of the items on the list are typical tourist activities; other items describe the Icelandic landscape; other items are just things that we experienced together, as Continue Reading →

Iceland with my Sister: Priceless (Part One)

This is part one in a series of blogs of what happens when two sisters, who are 15 years apart in age, who have never lived together, nor traveled together before as adults, meet in a far remote corner of the world to explore together. It is somewhat like a MasterCard commercial: Me and My Sister in Iceland Flights to Iceland: Expensive, at least for me, as my sister was already in traveling in Europe. Car rental to get around parts of Iceland: Expensive, compared to rental car rates in the United States. Gas for car rental: Even more that Continue Reading →