2016 has been a crazy year so far. Being engaged, I spent the first half of the year preparing for the big day, which of course was a roaring success (it was to be in any case). Then, K and I, together with our bunch of mountaineer friends, conquered Mt. Kinabalu, a mountain that was on our list even before Rinjani.
Before we know it, K and I jetted off to our honeymoon, to our dream destination—Iceland. That was a whole lot of fun, just the two of us! We saw clocked more than three thousand kilometres on the road, experienced countless waterfalls (walked behind a waterfall, stood just beside the most powerful waterfall in Europe, walked into a crack in a mountain to find another waterfall—so magical by the way!), explored lava fields on a volcanoes, caught sight of a humpback whale in the fjords, spied on seals sunbathing on rocks in midday, admired puffins in their natural habitat at arm’s length, ate the freshest langoustines and fish, discovered we love this traditional icelandic dish called Plokkfiskur (we even attempted to make it the day we returned to Singapore), drove through snow but got stuck (some locals spotted us and came to our rescue), braved the sporadic freezing rain, soaked in natural geothermal pools under the midnight sun, visited the local baths, had a mini picnic by the lake (where a monster is said to reside), snowmobiled on a glacier (it was drizzling and it was so foggy our view was basically an expanse of white), fed and pat the local horses, saw a glacier lagoon with chunks of floating icebergs, and so much more. It felt incredible feeling so small, yet so big at the same time. It was exhilarating.
It has been a truly amazing and rewarding year so far. Just three more months to the end of 2016. Gotta make it count! ^^