iceland part one - reykjavík8/13/2012
It's hard to believe that summer is almost over, in fact I almost refuse to accept it! In the next two weeks I'll be sharing the final photographs from my little summer voyage, starting with the beautiful Reykjavík. After the Faroe Islands we made our way toward Iceland (a sentence that I still can't believe I can say now). Donald and I were counting down the days until we would arrive, as it was the highlight of our trip by far. By the time we left the shores, we pondered how realistic it would be for us to live there. It's time to learn Icelandic!
We did quite a lot on the first day; eventually ending the night as the midnight sun began to set. Simply walking around Reykjavík was incredible; seeing a floating heart balloon in the street, meeting another neighborhood cat, and conversing with the most charming people ever. They were strange (in the best way), incredibly nice, and said whatever they wanted to. Everything was full of vibrance.
My favorite thing to see while traveling is architecture, followed closely by gardens and ocean views. Hallgrímskirkja was on my "must-see" list for years, and it was overwhelming to finally stand in front of it. The views from above were lovely, toy homes were all around and you could see volcanic landscapes far in the distance. It was very cold and windy (for me), so I made sure to wear my velvet dress.
We ate even more food (local candies, ice creams, coffees, pastries, Icelandic version of Mexican food ha) but the most shocking part- is that I ate my first hot dog in over nine years! I caved in and had to try what is considered to be "the best hot dog" by many. I may have to agree, since the flavors were so rich and sweet, but I promptly went back to my pescetarian status. After experiencing the beauty of the city, we left to explore the landscapes of the country, all to be seen in part two! Hope you all have a happy Monday x