Remember a couple months ago when I joyfully announced that the Mr. and I were going to spend two blissful weeks in Europe touring Germany and Italy in May?
And after that I was merrily collecting travel books, inquiring about shoes, and planning our trip.
Then Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland in erupted. Halting air traffic to Europe for a week and throwing travel plans into turmoil.
All I could think was "thank goodness this happend now, rather than next month when we're trying to get into and out of Europe."
Then I learned about Katla.
Katla is 10 times bigger neighbor of Eyjafjallajokul and is overdue an eruption. Based on past trends some geophysicists fear Eyjafjallajoku could be the trigger for Katla. In fact, every time Eyjafjallajökull has erupted in the past 1,000 years, Katla has followed soon after. Awesome.
Now I'm totally tripping out.
I've almost stopped planning out of fear that our trip won't happen.
Every morning when I get to the office I look up "Katla" on Google News to see if there has been any volcanic activity. So far, so good.
We leave in about 2.5 weeks. I'm just praying that Kalta will be calm until then.
And in case you're interested... here is our final itinerary...
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I definitely took a lot of your suggestions into account. Special thanks to Becky and Latte Love for their advice and detail blog posts about Italy!
Did Eyjafjallajoku ruin any of your travel plans? Do you think I'm crazy to be worried about another volcanic eruption?
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