Why I bet my last dollar on this country
I stare at the vast area of land in front of me. No tall buildings, no skyscrapers and no sign of Starbucks. Empty. Bare and inhabited.
Maybe the only sign of life is the smoke far ahead.
The least I expect is a car driving up to me, asking whether this traveller is hopelessly lost.
But I am not.
I am absorbed by the work of Mother Nature. The waterfalls gush down strongly. The force of water dives into the raven below, leaving no stone unturned.
I will never forget Dettifoss…
And that’s not all.
Seljalandsfoss, another waterfall that amazingly falls from greater heights. I can’t resist taking my camera to shoot point blank
My favourite is Godafoss (Waterfall of the Gods). It has the right size and shape with volcanic rocks surrounding the terrain.
The next spectacle that blows me off is the glacier lagoon, Jokulsarlon. In my younger days, I watch icebergs on television.
Never did I expect to witness them in real. I am dumbfounded.
Something struck me hard. I realize that one is able to push life to the limit.
You don’t need to be the 100th guy joining the queue. Be different. I spend the next half hour staring at the picturesque view yearning to be like the next super mutant, creating the impossible. You may think I am crazy.
Trust me. Inspiration comes from the unexpected moment. Yes, I wish to walk the freezing waters, jump on the glaciers and do the unthinkable.
Gradually, I let Mother Nature enter into me. She repays my faith by allowing me to enter into a volcanic realm. Not your red hot crater. (you will see my experience at Mount Etna)
My destination is the lava pillars. Piles of columns stuck firmly on the ground after years of harsh weather conditions and lava erosion.
Driving past hard, solidified molten lava. How our planet earth evolves drastically…
This is Iceland.
A country you never think of as your top 10 list. I did not look back after visiting Iceland. My mentality of things around me changed. How to be a man of greatness, a man that impacts lives of others. Simply because the vast richness of land, untouched by civilisation, pointed to me that life is far ahead, full of wonders and surprises. I just need to look beyond my vision. My little island called Singapore is filled with daily commercialism and wealth building that sometimes, dollars and cents is the number one priority.
So, I tell myself. My life is holistic. I will like to create my personal milestones that influences others. If you face an obstacle in life, perhaps, a dosage of calmness may spark the “aha” moment. Iceland can be your game changer.
Iceland is easily connected. Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. It’s an international airport. Take a short 2.5 to 3 hours transit flight (Scandinavian Airlines SAS) from Copenhagen to Iceland. Do make sure you get your land tour sorted out since connectivity is almost negligible. These guys manage the point of attractions, transport, meals and accommodation.
Renting a car to self-drive can be frustrating. The road signs are small. If you are lost, that’s it mate! I am not sure of any GPS signals.
Therefore, I suggest get a reputable land tour company that’s not touristy and leisurely-paced. In Singapore, you can book your Iceland tour via Insight Vacations. Now, I know you may be thinking it’s expensive. Think again. Can you use money to quantify a once-in-a-lifetime overseas trip that could completely WOW you, or turn your mentality 360 degrees?
Visit any authorised travel agents of Insight Vacations who may offer some discounts. Use my voucher of SGD$50.00. No terms and conditions.
Contact me with the form below and I can pass a copy to you. (while stocks last!)
Remember. You got one opportunity. Let Iceland influences you.