Our Own Swimmin’ Hole

Day 2 in Geres and Vicki and I wanted to see the waterfall nearby. We've walked around in Ermida and it's pretty cool. It's a small town and they are fairly self sustaining. Everyone that lives in the village helps one another and contributes for the well being of the village. Passing through the alleyways, people are quite friendly often saying hello as we pass by. The hike itself was fairly short and didn't require too much effort - Just follow the signs to Cascata Rajada. I would say it was about 3km one way and the terrain wasn't too challenging....

Sitting in a Hot Pot

We love the term “hot pot” because it 1) Makes total sense – sitting in an enclosed space of geothermically heated water and 2) Is the same word for an Asian style of cooking that we always crave – yum. Icelanders have perfected the art of relaxing by the pool. Every village has a swimming pool and they are essentially the bars or water coolers of Iceland. ...