18 Days: From Italy to Iceland

Just came back to Copenhagen after 18 days of break.

Kasper and I went to Milano invited by my family to take part of my cousin's wedding. Yes, a real Italian-style wedding.

Weddings: Italians do it better

It was Kasper's first time at a real traditional Italian wedding and we had so much fun, amazing food and non-stop dancing until early morning with my family!

Weddings in Italy are the perfect occasion to gather the family, eating the best food (minimum 6 courses), drink the best wine and an excuse to dance like no-one-was-seeing-you... and I think in Italy we do all of this pretty well!

Just 3 days after my cousin's wedding my siblings and I left to Iceland, an 11 days trip into this wonderful land.

I almost couldn't realize it since the time passed so fast and from Cph airport I suddenly found myself watching a dreamy landscape, sitting on huge volcanic lava rock.

I immediately realized how important it was for me to reconnect with nature and being surrounded by those bright and untouched wonders made me feel so strong and regenerated.

How easy can it actually be to be taken by the events, the enthusiasm of new projects, meeting new people or that feeling of not wanting to miss any event going on...and then finally you find yourself completely overwhelmed by everything?

I've walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn't necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn't really tell you what you're looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move. Olafur Eliasson

I suddenly thought that it was a total paradox, my summer was already running fast and the time spent in silence in front of nature was starting now to be less than that in front of the screens.

That time there watching midnight sunsets, eating in front of the ocean, lying in front of glaciers, walking in the soft moss and waking up with the birds singing, probably gave me 10 more years of life...

Maybe an input or a reminder for me, family and friends to take care to those 5 minutes per day listening to the wind and closing the eyes. The best medicine ever.

 

Thank you Iceland.