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We said our goodbyes to our gracious hosts, Mark and Jane, and boarded our 10:40pm flight to Reykjavik, Iceland. We landed around 1am, but it was closer to 2:30am before we had checked in to our hotel and were ready for bed. I am told the sun sets at midnight and rises at 3am, but it was definitely still light out by the time our heads hit the …
... to different shops, Dad bought some long johns because he underestimated the weather, and we saw some pretty interesting artwork.
There is a lot of graffiti there, but its not like the graphic words we have around Seattle. They paint pictures and patterns. We even found one man doing it in the middle of the day, which made me wonder if it was even illegal.
... and the nearby flea market. There aren't any old buildings. I was expecting more (old) European architecture. There's very little of architectural note. Some buildings are cute with bright colors and such, but that's about it.
Back to the hotel for a nap so we can stay awake for some nightlife.
We were going to meet my friend, Alicia, for dinner tonight but she ended up doing a northern lights tour tonight. Instead we went to Hamborgarafabrikkan ...
... This requires a countdown of "OK, 1, 2, 3, GO!", which is closely followed by synchronised play button pressing. Our film selection was 'Jobs', which was a closer look into the life of Steve Jobs and how Apple came to be. Quite interesting, and he was somewhat intense.
Flight number two was also spent in Business luxury and I'm not at all sure I'll be able to put my butt back in economy ever again. I said that the last trip and look where it got me... back in Business Class! ...
... care and never take any emotional interest in anything, which I don't consider healthy. But on the flip-side, there have been many positives from meeting so many people (men and women) and there are two which I hope I never forget for as long as I live.
The first was in the hostel in Cambodia in March of this year. A young English lad in the next bunk over had questioned me with interest about my (then) almost three years away. He'd listened to the list of places and some of ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking