Did We Just Land on the Moon?

Trip Start Aug 02, 2010
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Trip End Oct 22, 2010


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Well, I made it, holly shit, I didn't think this day would ever come... Reykjavik, Iceland.

What a beautiful site. I can guarantee you will probably be hearing me say that a lot during this great adventure, however I just can't help it. The pictures do not do this place justice at all (again, may get repetitive as the blogs increase).

As we arrived in the land of vikings and faeries (no seriously, apparently something like 80% of Icelanders believe exist, along with elves, gnomes and trolls, I swear, I'm not making this up) I had my first holly shit moment, when I realized, how in the hell do we make it to Reykjavik from the airport. You see, its approximately 50 kilometres from the airport to the downtown metropolis (not much of a metropolis to be honest with you). We found a bus to take us to the local bus terminal and from there we wondered the streets for what seemed like forever until we finally found the hotel in which we are currently staying at. Thankfully we met a German named Patrick who had been to Iceland beforehand, and he helped us at least get to where we partially needed to go. Holly shit these backpacks are heavy, and fuck, only our first day. My back is definitely in trouble!

Damn! We can't check in until 3 pm. Its 9 in the morning. What in the heck do we do for 6 hours? What any tourist would do, find a local tourist bureau, and figure it out. We settled on the Blue Lagoon Spa. A natural wonder, if you will, a geothermal spa (natural occurring hot tub) that was simply amazing. Now, I'm not much of a spa guy, but this was a site to bewilder. Spent about 4 hours soaking in this natural wonder, and I've gotta say, I haven't felt this relaxed in a long, long time.

Now, back to the moon part. Seriously, when we got into the bus to head downtown, it was as if we were on a different planet. Its basically rock formed by volcanic lava. It is rather neat to be able to reach out and run my fingers along a wall of stone that was once a lava flow, seemingly frozen in time, soften by the natural elements that shortly followed creating this natural phenomena. Simply stunning. Would recommend anyone to visit this place.

Until next time. London anyone?

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Looks like fun - have an amazing time!

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