Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Back to Iceland - day 2

Today was our first full day in Iceland.

The plan for today was to start off taking a little look around Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland, then we went to the walking tour of Reykjavik. After taking a snack we went all the way to our cottage, where all the unpacking took place. We thought of going somewhere else but we were too tired after the two hour jet lag. Doesn't seem like much but we were shattered.

First we went to take a look around Reykjavik just before the walking tour. We didn't see much but we came across this beautiful glass building shopping mall tourist attraction mix-up. It was very nice but I personally didn't see the tourist attraction part but Tonio did and he took some nice pictures of the building.

Next up, walking tour. Overall very nice. The guide was both funny and informative at the same time. He told us about the many pools which is quite ironic since Iceland is very cold. He also told us about the history of museums, schools and other buildings. One of my favorite facts the guide told us is that there is almost no security anywhere. On purpose! Wanna know what the police are doing? follow them on Facebook, Twitter and other social media and look at their selfies and photos. Last fact, the Prime minister has most of the power in Iceland. The president, however, has almost no power at all. In fact, on the news, an interviewer asked the president of Iceland if he had one power, what would it be? The president said to ban pineapple on pizza! Can you believe it!

Then, we took a snack at a hot dog stand. I couldn't resist taking an ice cream because I was needing one even though it was freezing cold outside.

After that, we went all the way to our cottage, which was a long ride and at the end, we were finding it hard to get to the cottage because it was in the middle of really rough and bumpy roads. But finally, we made it to the cottage. It was quite cosy with small rooms and a nice type of wood. We decided to stay in the cottage since we were too tired to go anywhere else. But we still had a fantastic day. After 2 or 3 hours we were too tired to stay up and went to sleep...

Did you have fun because we sure did. If you did have fun, join us on our next adventure in Back To Iceland.


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