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Daily Prompt: Come Fly with Me

16 Nov

So fascinating!..

Something to Ponder About

Daily Prompt

Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home.

65.6833° N, 18.1000° W

Dimmiborgir, Iceland

This is the further I have travelled away from home. A heavy metal band shares the same name. I travelled thirty hours in an aircraft and then another six hours in a car to get there. An other-worldly place that means “The Black Castle” or ” Dark Fortress”, reputed to be where the infamous Jule Lads ( mischevious Icelandic Santa elves) live. Covered, as it was this day, in snow and ethereal light, the place looks magical and menacing at the same time. Was that because I was told black magic rituals are sometimes carried out in the lava caves and formations?

Not far from the Arctic circle, and at a more northerly latitude than the southern areas of Greenland, visiting Akureyri and Dimmiborgir was a rare privilege for someone…

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