The Ever-Changing Travel Plan, Pt. 2

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One of the many rea­sons I love my hus­band is because he lets me make all sorts of crazy trav­el plans for us, though I sus­pect it’s because he knows I will even­tu­al­ly come to my sens­es and will come up with more sen­si­ble plans in the end. And yes, as the title sug­gests, I’ve changed my mind a lit­tle about where we’re going on our much antic­i­pat­ed trip to Europe next year.

After doing a lot of research on Ice­land, I’ve found that there are so many things I would like to see in Ice­land. Spend­ing two or three days in Ice­land just wouldn’t cut it, so we’ve agreed that we want to spend a whole week in Ice­land just to explore its beau­ti­ful south coast. That’s the whole week that in the orig­i­nal plan was going to be spent in Scot­land. And speak­ing of Scot­land, we’re plan­ning on not going to Scot­land at all because, well, Ice­land would break the bank enough. Every­thing is expen­sive in Ice­land!

The oth­er week of our Euro vaca­tion shall be spent in Paris, France. It may sound crazy but Paris seems cheap com­pared to Ice­land or Scot­land. You could rent a decent, ful­ly-fur­nished apart­ment in Paris for under $600 per week, and there would be no need to rent a car. Grant­ed you could do the same in Reyk­javik, Ice­land, but we’re not plan­ning on stay­ing in Reyk­javik the entire week. Out­side Reyk­javik, accom­mo­da­tions are crazy expen­sive, espe­cial­ly since we’re rather picky about where we lay our heads. Food is also expen­sive but I guess we could live on piz­za, which seems to be the cheap food option in Ice­land. And of course we’ll need to rent a car to do the explor­ing. Long sto­ry short, if we have to splurge, we’ll splurge in Ice­land. Good thing we hate shop­ping.

So, cur­rent plan: one week in Paris, France and one week explor­ing the south coast of Ice­land. And maybe a lit­tle bit of the west coast. If it changed again, I’ll let you know. :)

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