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Didem Gurdur

I have just arrived back to Stockholm after a week vacation in Iceland. It was an amazing experience in so many different ways. I travelled around Iceland in 7 days and took photos at sea, at land and from above. Still, none of them can describe the beauty of the nature.

This is the route we took:

It was an unbelivable journey and this time I managed to fullfill two dreams of mine. First one was the chance to visit Iceland. I read, watched, dreamed about this country. It was the love to Iceland which made me to apply a PhD position in Sweden. I wondered about cities, towns, people, the ocean, black sandy beaches, when I learned more and more about vikings and the modern Iceland. And I turned home with some more books, even though I tried to do not buy a lot.

 

And my second dream, having a chance to see a whale. Everyone who knows ma a bit also knows how much I am in love with whales. I learned to dive because of the whales and ended up being a divemaster. I have a tattoo of a humpack whale on my left leg. I watched every documentary who did not even focused on but mentioned information about whales. One of my first drawings was a 3x3cm whale photo from an encyclopedia. I learned even the latin names of my favourite whales when I was just a child and told everyone around what they are capabable of. My favourite is blue whale. It reminds me that the world is a beautiful place and proves that big fish do not always eat the small one. When we took the boat to see the whales, I was not sure what would I do if we see one. Thankfully, I acted like a mature person 🙂 My wife said that she was proud of me since I did not jumped to the ocean to swim after the whale. That was the day when I saw my first whale alive, shared same air together. I tried to take some photos but I was not really successful. I do not even care about it. I saw a humpback whale in Iceland!

 

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