Four years ago I went on my first cruise holiday to Norway and Iceland. Cruising is not my cup of tea but that time was an exception as it was a big family holiday with 15 close family members.
I have five siblings and apart from one who works in Hong Kong and myself who used to live in London, everybody else lives in the West of England. It is quite tricky for all of us to get together so to be able to spend 10 fantastic days together with our partners and 4 of the kids made it even more special for everyone.
Norway and Iceland have been on my hit list for quite some time, both are absolutely beautiful countries and the trip did not disappoint me. The dramatic Fjords and glaciers in Norway completely took my breath away; whilst I was immensely impressed by Iceland’s sustainability and its geological landscape created from volcano activities in the past. In Iceland we did a private tour where we found out a lot about the local culture and history, as well as some interesting facts. Did you know that in Iceland you cannot pass on your surname to your children? If a man’s name is Sturla, then his son’s surname will be Sturluson and his daughter’s Sturludottir ie the son and daughter of Sturla respectively!
Although the scenery was mesmerizing, my most cherished moments from the holiday was the valuable time I spent with my family. We all are very blessed and old enough to get on very well with one another and not waste time squabbling over silly things like we used to do when we were young. So although I’m not keen on cruising, the 10 days flashed by really quick. Now that I have moved to Taiwan, I see even less of my family in UK. Fortunately, distance doesn’t matter anymore in this modern world when we have Skype, social media and photographs. More importantly, I have so much great memories of this holiday that are non erasable.