The Land of Fire and Ice and Beautiful Women
Trip Start Apr 25, 2012
17Trip End Nov 12, 2012
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How do you even begin to describe the craziest week of your
life? This trip just keeps getting better and better, and I’m almost scared of
just how wild my next destination will be if the trend keeps going. For those
who forgot, my latest destination was Iceland, and it was everything I was
dreaming of and more.
Iceland was so insane that I’m struggling to remember a lot
of what actually happened. Despite being so small (about 300,000 people), the
Reykjavik nightlife is the best I have ever experienced. I was astounded by
just how easy the girls are, because when they meet a foreigner they don’t need
to check online if they are related before they hook up. You may have heard
that Icelandic girls are among the most beautiful in the world. This is very
true. Supermodels would walk the streets. I
was careful to separate the quality girls from the “skinkas”. They are the ones
with the peroxide blonde hair and fake tan.
I simply had to make the most of this. According to my
friends there I would always be left behind talking to the supermodels, and
most of the time I had to find my own way home somehow. This was proven when I
would look through my camera the next day and find several pictures of me
posing with a girl, many I couldn’t even remember. Some of you may think I’m an
idiot, but that’s how it is in Iceland. Also, I’m astounded that I was able to
keep up with their drinking, for the most part anyway. I have come a long way
from when I was in Southampton drinking with the Slovakians.
I decided the better option for Iceland would be to couch
surf, given that the hostel there is ridiculously expensive and for the most
part rather empty. My host was Mirza, and he was probably my favourite so far.
The man is hilarious, and I’m sure he certainly had a good time teasing me
about Australia and our poisonous spiders that hide under the toilet seat and
bite you in the ass. These crazy people made the place that much more fun and I
won’t forget them in a hurry.
It wasn't just all about the parties however. Iceland is the land of
fire and ice! We saw glaciers, waterfalls, hot springs, and erupting geysers.
Was difficult to keep up after hard partying in my first few nights, but it was
a day I won’t forget anytime soon. The next day I saw some more great natural
landscape and went to the famous Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal
energy waste plant, and bathing in it apparently makes your skin 10 years
younger. I am now 14 years old again, and I needed it after the week that I’d
had. I’d experienced both the parties and the nature, so on my last night we
had one more big drinking session. In Iceland the alcohol is so expensive in
the clubs that people stay home drinking until about 1am on weekends.
Sadly my last night was a Tuesday, and there was nobody out.
Even the famous hotdog stand was closed. We had to resort to a pizza place to
cure the munchies. The place was packed with other tourists, and I am not quite
sure what happened, but an American girl got very upset with Mirza. As the
woman’s husband approached it looked like there might be some punches thrown,
but Mirza was astounded that an Aussie bloke, the most obnoxious drunks of all,
would actually calm down a situation rather than start a fight. Within minutes
everyone was best friends and we were all struggling to figure out what had
just happened. Only in Iceland could you imagine such a situation.
All good things come to an end. I was hoping for one of the
volcanos to erupt so the flights would be disrupted and I would be stuck there
for while, but now I am back in London again. I must apologise that this entry
wasn’t published earlier, as I got caught up in a rather bizarre situation on
my return to London. Once I am on a plane again there is no slowing down,
because I’m on my way to Germany! It just gets better and better.