The Game of Thrones Tour of North Iceland

The Game of Thrones Tour of North Iceland

We did the Game of Thrones tour by accident. We didn’t realise that the places we were visiting were some of the spots where they filmed the episodes Beyond the Wall in the Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Only found out about it once we were back from Iceland.

There are a few tour companies that offer the Game of Thrones guided tour in North Iceland for a fee, but if you wish to do a self-drive/self-guided tour, all you have to do is pick up a copy of the Lake Myvatn attractions brochure from the visitor centre or the front desk of your hotel and visit the major attractions listed there. You’ll find yourself in most of the Game of Thrones Beyond the Wall filming locations!
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Look Who’s Knitting Now!

Look Who’s Knitting Now!

According to Google Analytics, the majority of my blog readers are males between the age of 18 and 34 whose main interest is sports. With that knowledge in mind, let me tell you about my brand new skill: knitting! Because here at Fish & Custard, we happily cater to the wrong demographic.

I can’t remember when I had my first attempt to learn how to knit. Must’ve been two or three years ago, and I kept coming back to it once or twice every year since, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around it. Anyway, the stars and planets must’ve aligned perfectly to my advantage last week when I decided to give knitting another try, because I finally got it!
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Happy By The Sea

Happy By The Sea

I‘m an island girl. I was born and raised on an island. I like to think that is the reason why I’m the happiest when I’m by the sea but that wouldn’t be true. Back when I was living on the island of Java in Indonesia, I’d be lucky if I got to be at the seaside once a year. At least in my adult life. And I wasn’t happy. Maybe I just didn’t see the sea enough.

My parents did take us to the beach and the seaside open-air fish market fairly often when we were kids. Man, that fish market was stinky! But we got to see a lot of interesting sea creatures albeit in a less than alive state. You know, creatures like big tuna. Big tuna does look pretty impressive for little kids (parents, take notes!). Maybe it has something to do with the good memories I have from such outings? I don’t know. There is something about the sea that makes me feel so free and happy.
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8 Good Reasons to Visit Iceland in May

8 Good Reasons to Visit Iceland in May

Thinking of visiting Iceland in May but need a little more convincing? Well, you’ve come to the right place! We had such a great time driving around, exploring, and experiencing Iceland in May of 2013, I just have to try to convince everyone to follow our lead. In this post, I’m going to share the reasons why I think May (specifically late May) is the perfect time to visit Iceland.

Before we continue, I should probably let you know the kind of travellers we are. We are budget travellers for sure but we are not the backpacking or even the camping type. Our backs prefer not to carry anything heavy for prolonged amount of time and we like to lay our backs on a soft, warm bed at the end of the day. We’re getting old! We also enjoy a good amount of privacy during our travels. That said, on with the list!
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Basia Bulat, I Love You, But…

Basia Bulat, I Love You, But…

We went to our first music show of the year on Saturday night with my brother- and sister-in-law at the Casbah in Hamilton, Ontario. My brother-in-law invited us to come with them to see Basia Bulat last month. My husband said yes to him and then he told me he said yes for us and then I googled the venue and found out it was a standing-room only venue. I just knew I wouldn’t be having the greatest time of my life that night.
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Amazing Places to See in the Golden Circle, Iceland

Amazing Places to See in the Golden Circle, Iceland

The Golden Circle, Iceland was our destination on our first full day in Iceland. After having our first Icelandic breakfast at the farm in Selfoss where we had stayed for the night, we received personal recommendations from our host on attractions around the area that are worthy of a visit. And then off to the Golden Circle we went!

Like most of the days we spent in Iceland, it was wet and windy. It was also a little chilly, but we’re Canadian. Anything above zero degree is not worth complaining about. ;-) I think the average temperature during our stay was around 6° Celsius.
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