The Blue Lagoon
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July 28th, 2009 – by: reger1520
There was a short confusion about the departure time, but I made it on an 11:00am bus straight to the lagoon and booked the 2:15pm shuttle from the lagoon to airport. The ride takes about 45 minutes. Again, we went through the moon-like countryside before pulling up to a body of water with steam pouring out of it.
This is no ordinary body of water, however. There are no words for the color. It was white with shades of light blue scattered about. The Blue Lagoon is known worldwide for it vitamins and minerals that heal the body. According to readers of the â€śConde Nast Travellerâ€ť magazine, it was voted the best medical spa in the world. When we arrived, I received my bracelet for entry as well as a locker. I changed into my bathing suit and made my way into the chilly air to the lagoon.
Iâ€™ll let the pictures explain the lagoon. Iâ€™ll describe what couldnâ€™t be captured in the pictures. The water temperature was perfect. It was a huge hot tub with tons of minerals floating around. There were areas around the lagoon where you could grab some silica and give yourself your own facial.
I couldâ€™ve fallen asleep in the lagoon but decided it was time to shower and pack up. In the showers, we were provided â€śBlue Lagoonâ€ť body wash. I freshened up and made my way back to the bus stop for my ride to the airport. Another cool thing about Iceland is that they offer tax free shopping for non-residents. All I had to do was fill out a simple form for each receipt I had and return it to the tax refund center at the airport. I picked up an extra $30!
The flight to London was on time and very uneventful. I purposefully booked the hostel in London for the night that I had stayed at my first night of the trip. It is a great hostel with friendly people, plus the nostalgia would be present. I took the tube back into town and found myself doing the same walk to the doorstep that I had done some 68 days prior. I had a bunch of Australian and Kiwi roommates that were just beginning their trip. I spent an hour or so in the lounge area hanging out with fellow travelers, sharing stories and drinks. Iâ€™m going to miss the hostel life.
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