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Heathrow on a Friday night was entertaining as ever...oh how we love tour group watching!
The flight was great and 3 hours later we found ourselves withdrawing 40,000 Icelandic Krona to take a bus and pay for our apartment for the trip!
One thing to note about Iceland right away is the efficiency of the tourist transport and hotel …
... to go grab something to eat. We are about 15 minutes walking distance from the downtown area, and with it being so cold we just wanted to find the closest thing. We decided on a hotel nearby. The walk was so humorous. Our eyes were watering, the whipping wind literally pained our faces, but we were so happy to have somewhere to stay that we were in good spirits. Until we got to the hotel and realized it was deserted.
... me an excuse not to go! We opted instead for a quick dinner at the closest place we found and then collapsed into deep sleep.
I'm not sure I've explained how it is that we came to be in Reykjavik. In all honesty, it's not somewhere I had ever considered traveling to considering how much I hate the cold. I'd certainly seen Iceland on a map but I knew nothing of it, until a most gorgeous lady named Patches McGee (aka Naomi or Namomi when I'm typing ...
... or future desires. To others, home is where they were born or where they spent the majority of their formative years growing up. Whereas to some it's where they feel they belong - and in truth that's the version I relate to the most. In that sense I found my home when I stepped out of a car on the corner of Broadway and Kearney Street in San Francisco in the early evening of Saturday May 14th 2011. I knew I'd found something special and I haven't been able to let go since.
We landed at 7 am after a smooth and uneventful flight with only five hours in the air. Not even a bag of pretzels, but we did get a complimentary hot or cold drink, but no alcohol unless you pay. Minna had a bottle of red wine - a small bottle. Good thing we ate before the flight left at 9pm Toronto time. We hopped the 50 minute shuttle to town and were dropped off at our hotel, the Reykjavik Residence Suites, and got upgraded to a two room ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking