Tuesday, May 05, 2009


During May 2-6, 2009 Dear and I and our friends went to Iceland. On our way to Iceland, we stopped at Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, for a half day visit before heading to Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Iceland is located in the north Atlantic Ocean, just south of the Arctic Circle. Geographically, Iceland is a part of the Mid-Atlantic ridge, which rises above sea-level. We therefore had a chance to visit and study the continental drift between North America and Europe in Pingvellir National Park. We also visited Gullfoss fountain, Geysir hot spring, Langjokull Glacier, and the magnificent Blue Lagoon. One new thing that we experienced is that Iceland, in May, has very short days and long nights. During our visit the sun rose at about 3 a.m. and fell at 11 p.m. The next different thing that we found is that there are very few people in the country. There are only 320,000 people occupying 100,000 square kilometers, or 3.2 people in a square kilometer. It was quite strange when you opened the curtain in the morning and saw nobody in the streets. However strange and unique, Iceland is one of the most naturally beautiful countries on earth.

Blue Lagoon, Iceland

At the Blue Lagoon spa, located in a lava field in Grindavik, we had fun swimming and bathing comfortably in hot water. We also applied natural salt on our face and body for skin treatment.

Saturday, May 02, 2009


The Gefion fountain, located in Langelinie Park, is the largest monument in Copenhagen.

Dear: "Don't get me wrong, I am just admiring the fountain."


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The doomed structure in the center behind me is the Frederik's Church or the Marble Church.

The Frederik VIII's Palace in Amalienborg Palace

The Little Mermaid statue

Beautiful tulips outside the Copenhagen airport