10/10/10 travbuddy arctic meet up in the BLUE LAGOON, iceland! thank you for coming!
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i got back at the hostel at around 2:30-3am and as janja had said, i didnt locked the door and left it open - the grumpy hostel receptionist would die of heart attack if he found out about that :D coz hes always complaining that were not locking doors :P
as i slept - still in R.E.M. state - i was shaken that someone so big, bulky and heavy slept beside me! LOL hahahah i guess im not used to having someone slept beside me since i was 7 years old. it was erik - my god - i thought i was going to roll over his side of the bed! hahahaha coz i am light and it felt like an elephant was sleeping beside me :P hahahahahahahahaha.
i tried to concentrate sleeping - i need energy - i feel like im really gonna break down - not from being sick but it was too much for my body - withouth getting proper rest and because of all the action for 8 days!
i woke up before all of them in the room - checked my things if jeff "did it again" lol thank god everything in my bags were ok - there werent any NASTY stuff from jeff :P i started to boil water - it was 9 am and we opted to leave for the blue lagoon at around 11 am - because alyssa will leave at 2:30 pm and catch her flight at 4:30 pm back to the states - it would be a pity if were not there!
i made cup noodles and started to eat - it was too early for me to eat something hot - but i need to since it would be VERY expensive to eat in the blue lagoon but as ive recalled - iceland doenst make really good cup noodles, it tasted so differently - like drinking soup from water which had been washed from someone else's feet! hahahahha but i cant be picky - forced myself to eat it and some cookies while i drank darjeeling tee.
then suddenly erik woke up MOANING hahahahahaha, his huge body was all over, hes complaining that he was too drunk i told him what he drank and he said one shot of tequila and i just rolled my eyes lol - apparently - big boy erik doenst drink and little sip of alcohol turns the big boy into a baby lol - he cant even move and he asked me if i can make tea for him - are you kidding me?! i said - youre as big as an elephant :P do it yourself! hahahaha im not your slave - i said.
but looking at him - he really looked like a mess - i felt pity and i asked him where's his tea was - started to make him tea AND SERVED BREAKFAST IN BED STYLE! lol hahahahahaha i got to hand it to erik - he knows how to play with situations lol.
janja woke up too and so's jeff who apparently wanted to shave all his thick beard!
i started to go inside the hostel proper (our room was outside) and started rounding everybody up! oh my god! at 9:00 am they were still sleeping - except for lieke! who was already preparing herself - love you lieke! lol i asked her where the others were and i went to the rooms and started shouting their names - no one answered - so i knocked on one door and opened it - eeeeeeeekkkkkk it was another guest at the hostel - an old man naked :P hahahahahahahahaha i said sorry and hurriedly closed the door lol hahahahahaha
finally i found maike and wilmke and theyre getting ready!!!!! good! and most of the guys too :P but as usual harri was still sleeping :P hahhahahahaha - i went with erik and jeff into the bus station - because we debated whether the taxi service that hrabbi recommended me was cheaper or getting a bus ticket - jeff wanted to ask too if there are tours in iceland he could do as hes staying for 2 more days.
david b. wasnt to be found :( he told the guys last night that he would be at the hostel at 11 am but still - he wasnt there - i left a note at the door telling him instructions - but jeff would stay and catch up since he wanted to shave his beard :P so we all gathered at the bus station and some of them bought sandwhiches while waiting for the bus! then it was time to go - and david b. was nowhere to be found :( *sniff*
to grindavik and the blue lagoon!
we were the noisiest group inside the bus! lol the driver was a bit annoyed that we didnt teared up those coupons to present to him instead we gave him the whole ticket coupons - how would we know?! lol
it was time for gossip as were on the way to the blue lagoon - people telling what happened and blah blah - people couldnt keep secrets :P i was seated next to harri and i couldnt believe what he was telling me :P anyway - the part about telling an icelandic girl that he's only 24 made me laugh so hard - i choked on the crackers that i was munching! hahahahahah hahahaha - i couldnt believe how noisy we were considering that most of us only had 2 hours of sleep after partying last night!!!!!!!
THE TRAVBUDDY MEET UP IN THE BLUE LAGOON
*pictures from the blue lagoon itself (mainly on the water) was courtesy of big matt and his waterproof camera*
we arrived in the blue lagoon half past 12 noon - we could see it already from a distance inside the bus - it looked strange as it was situated in the middle of lava fields and its realyl blue in color! lol we were amazed.
getting in - it was so high tech! lol we were given bracelets with infrared on it, and its gonna be our "keys" to our lockers and whatever meal or drinks we consumed - it will be autumatically billed inside the little infrared attached to the bracelets! wow! (well actually, it was the same case as of the toilets in my old school in germany :P) the entrace was a hefty 28 euros per person - thats fucking expensive - but hey - WE EARNED IT after camping through iceland!
the men and women lockers of course are separated - i went further away from the guys :P i went to some lockers where not many people use it - i hurriedly changed into my bathing shorts and showered for a minute - took my towel and went outside and when i did - THE FIRST GUST OF WIND ALMOST THREW ME OFF AND I WANTED TO IMMEDIATELY GO BACK!!! it was fucking cold! oh my god!
but i wasnt gonna be a wimp here - i immediatley went into the lagoon and wow just wow!!!! it was so warm! like 33°c! the other guys were there - alyssa, hariet, mark, julie, sarah and hrabbi - they were waiting for us - problem was - i told them - we were so hard partying last night and we came home so late - so was hrabbi :P who had to wake up so early (for him :P) after partying with us to pick the guys up! robert was nowhere to be found - but he will come!
there were lots of greeting and stories to tell! lol i was happy to spend another day with alyssa because in about two hours she will leave! :((( suddenly our group was the noisiest and wildest of all when some guys decided to do some acrobatics in the water :P and the blue lagoon patrol kept circling to contain us :P hahahahahaha then me and harriet and mark waded into the otherside where the silica gel was (we actually called it GOOP lol - like when slimer from ghostbusters went past through you and leave you some yucky - well - GOOP lol)
so we had goop on our faces :P before there was only me, harriet and mark :P but as soon as the other guys saw what we were doing - they practically invaded the place and the other innocent nystanders who were alsop putting goop on their face HAD TO LEAVE hahahahaha - the blue lagoon patrol hurriedly went to our side again :P
then alyssa had to leave! :((( we had a last picture of me hugging her :P and thanked her for coming to the meet up!
it was getting hungry so i had to buy a drink - i bought a blue lava drink from the blue lagoon bar and the air in my lungs whoosed out - fucking five euros for a small drink lol anyway - i cant complain - im hungry - just enjoy it :P when i went back to the guys sipping my drink they all asked me whered i got it - i told them at the bar somewhere there lol and most of them bought beers :P
after i finished my drink - i had to go inside to use the toilet - sitting there were hrabbi, sarah, mark and harriet - we had alot of conversations there and im glad i was dried.
some of us were dissapointed that they hadnt saw the whale back at snaefellsnes - specially big matt - knowing me :P it was time to set the little devil thats been boiling inside of me since the trip and i pointed at him a huge lady in tight bathing suit that he can go whale watching here in the blue lagoon :P hahahahaha finally - im out! lol hahahahahahaa
after some horsing around it was time to leave as our skin was getting wrinkled! some idiot thrw my towel into the water!! arrrrghhh now i dont have any towel!!!!! so in the locker room i painstakingly dried myself withouth a tower but good thing big matt lend me his! bless his heart!
it was time to pay - im getting ready how much the infrared calculation of the bill was - so it was like 35 euros! wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
after going out - we lingered for a while in the souvenir shop - so expensive the items - no one could pay them!!!!!!
as we waited for the bus - the guys julie, sarah, harriet, robert and mark went into hrabbi's car!
and i just realized that the date of the meet-up was somewhat spooky! lol its october 10, 2010 - so its like 10/10/10 lol hahahahahaha
*sorry these are the only pics i could have :( before i could download more pics - erik's external hard drive crashed :(*