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Thingvellir, Iceland

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I want to say that when my crew and I went to Iceland it was “before it was cool” but Iceland has been, well, hella cold forever so that phrase didn’t really work. This trip is what happens when a few friends discover a crazy good travel deal and purchase it on their phones while at a bar after drinking for several hours.

These set of photos is from the Thingvellir National Park (Þingvellir), which was about an hour or so outside of Reykjavik. According to my extensive research on Wikipedia it is where the Icelanding Parliament was founded in AD930. It’s also the site of the continental rift between the North American and Eurasian plates, which you can see in a bunch of the pictures as big canyons and cracks. The More You Know. The park is extremely beautiful and my pictures didn’t really do it justice, which I could definitely say for the entirety of Iceland.

Walking in the continental rift

Left: The rift / Right: All frozen everythang

Walking on the frozen lake

You could easily spend a day here hiking or taking a boat out if it’s warm (there’s a big lake not pictured here) but it was February when we went and therefore a weeeeee bit cold. It’s a popular spot too to view the Northern Lights when they decide to show up.

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October 28th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Hawaii – Jumpers

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Recently went to Hawaii, took a lot of photos but here were a few that… [sunglasses] jumped off the screen. Enough, Miko. The top photo is looking over Diamond Head and Honolulu, the bottom two are both at the summit of Haleakala on Maui.

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April 18th, 2013 at 12:17 am

Provincetown, MA – Beaches

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Spent a week in Cape Cod with a few friends this summer. Here’s some pics from the beaches we visited and various amounts of sunlight.

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December 19th, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Mt. Si, Washington

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Recently went hiking up Mt. Si, about 40 miles outside of Seattle. The top picture is me facing towards Snoqualmie, bottom-left is my aunt and uncle, bottom-right is the view facing towards Mt. Rainier. It was too hazy to really see Mt. Rainier which is a damn shame.

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October 3rd, 2012 at 11:05 pm