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Travel Blogs from Thingvellir
... find our hostel!!
Laugarvatn is a popular lake resort and hot springs near the park. The hostel is clean and neat and very well run.
Dinner was at a farm where we could watch the cows as we ate. Needless to say, I couldn't eat the beef when it was looking me in the eye! Even though they were dairy cows. My chicken was delicious. Everything here is made from scratch and local ...
... is across the road. As I walked pass I peeped in to see if the portion size is as crazy here as made out.... The couple's milkshake were about the length if my head! But when in Rome! So will definitely treat myself to one of those at some point! Settled for 9 days so I'll hopefully get a chance to really know Boston! All that travelling and time difference might be catching up with me! Time to turn in an see what happens ...
... so we'll have to go back & see the inside some other time.
Some fun facts we've learned about Iceland:
- there is no military or airforce, 30% of the population have university degrees, Icelanders have a very high life-expectancy (82 years) & are considered some of the world's healthiest despite winter months of freezing cold & 20 hours of darkness per day.
When we checked-in to our guest house - we ...
... re doing the Golden Circle Tour, which I'm really excited about! We'll get to see geysers and waterfalls and all kinds of cool stuff! Sure to be some epic photo stops!
We also continue to giggle about trying to pronounce Icelandic words, it really never gets old. We saw Skulagata road today and the main road that takes us into the City Center is called Snorrabraut. Also the geothermic beach down the road from our hotel is called Ylstrondin Nautholsvik. What? ...
... the place where the two tectonic plates - in the red corner US of A and in the blue corner Europe - collide. Very dramatic scenery with snow and winds (and a bus full of Japanese tourists who, it must be said, have every known camera device created or in R & D). On my third visit still find this place awe ...
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