Lazy Day in Reykjavik
Trip Start Jan 18, 2012
6Trip End Jan 24, 2012
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Hmmm, I should have gotten my act together better. Oh well.
Yesterday was a day of traveling. I left home around 10:30, hit the bank, drove to the train station and parked in the long-term lot because the garage was full. Caught the 12:05 to Penn Station, where I took the LIRR to Jamaica Station and then caught the AirBus to JFK. I managed to get to the correct terminal over an hour before I could check in. No on-line check-in. Next time I ask for a window seat, I should inquire whether there is a trade off. I had a last row seat, but it did recline a bit AND I had an empty seat next to me so it wasn't so bad. It was very hard to sleep so I don't think I got much sleep at all.
We arrived in Iceland shortly after 6 am
It is winter in Reykjavik. As we drove in, I could see the snow banks that look as if they have been there for a while. The road in places still had snow on it. Maybe there was a recent snow storm. I can hear the wind through the hotel windows. On my brief walk outside, I realized I should have brought my rubber boots since my dress boots aren't that great in water
The days are short - I read it gets light around 11:30 and dark around 3:30 but the light probably lasted to about 4:30 today and I am not sure when it got light. When I first looked out of my window,... This hotel is listed in the very expensive category in my guidebook - although my room could be in a Best Western somewhere - apparently Yoko Ono said this hotel reminded her of Japan because of its modern design. I think the "excursion" rooms are not the same as the Yoko Ono rooms. The Business suites on the upper floors are supposed to be more posh but all of the rooms according to the guide book have bathtubs in spacious bathrooms. My room is fine - has wi-fi - but no bath-tub in the teeny space. Long digression. When I looked out of my window, I had a sea view! I could see the mountains/cliffs across the bay and a ship was gleaming in the sunlight as was a sand bar or something white across the bay. It was quite stunning so I am anxious to get out and see things. Tomorrow.