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I visited Iceland for a week on a class trip during the summer of 2016. One of the first things I noticed upon leaving the airport was the prevalence of the Alaskan lupine, a tall plant with beautiful violet flowers. It covered the fields, the mossy shores, and the mountainsides like an indigo wildfire. Our guide explained that although the plant was invasive, most Icelanders enjoyed the appearance of it and thus did little to prevent its spread. I lifted my camera to take more photographs of the plant, wholly agreeing with Icelanders’ sentiment.
A few days before I left for my vacation, I made the decision to record as much of it as possible through vlogging. I wanted to record it because I have been absolutely addicted to the videos of Tokidoki Traveller lately. They’re so visually and auditorily pleasing, and Emma does a masterful job with the feeling her channel creates. It feels like she’s a close friend, and her viewers get to come right along on her journeys in Japan.
When I visited Thingvellir (spelled Þingvellir in Icelandic) National Park, it was clear that the place was a true natural wonder, both environmentally and geographically. Located near the fissure zone between the North American and Eurasian plates, the park provides both an educational experience and plenty of magnificent views. It’s also where much of Season 4 of ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed!