It doesn’t take much to inspire our wanderlust — a book, a conversation, a magazine photo. In this case, it was a video I discovered on vimeo. Such an enticing depiction of Iceland.
There was a time when my travel dreams only reached as far as urban European locales like the French Riveria, Venice and Paris. So well depicted in decades of films, these are the places promising romantic encounters with dashing locals against backdrops of stunning architecture. While there’s still something to be said for a trip like that, I’ve developed an affinity for the less traveled places in the world — the kind that most people overlook.
High on my curiosity list is Iceland. Photos of the terrain seem like a surreal interpretation of moss and moon rocks. Coupled with stories of daily life from a friend who was raised there, I have decided that I must go there to experience it for myself (and share it with you). Until that day comes, we always have video-sharing sites to provide us with visual enticements and vicarious adventures through the elusive Iceland.
If you’re wondering what inspires our interest, check out the video-of-the-day capturing the town of Djúpavík.
[vimeo width=”600″ height=”375″]http://vimeo.com/9107240[/vimeo]
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/9107240″>Iceland 2009 – Djúpavík</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/marcoasbach”>Marco Asbach</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>