mom, wherever you are... i just want you to know - I'M IN ICELAND!
Keflavik Travel Blog› entry 15 of 79 › view all entries
for an inter european flight, iceland air has huge planes! lol it reminded me of my flight from düsseldorf to athens - the plane was also this huge. i was seated on the last row and i like it - because it's near to the toilet and there arent much activity going on the aisle, so thats fine - i can't complain lol.
i started flipping through the magazines of the airline and i was so fucking - fucking impressed how icelandair named their aircrafts! they were named after the volcanoes in iceland! thats so ingenious! i likey like it! (i will review later icelandair and it's service). i flipped through the movie selection nothing much on the economy class - boo hoo. anyhow, i chosed this movie with keanu reeves on it, and i was suprised how old he had become lol (wasnt watching much films lately) and the movie was as forgetful as his role - it was the most boring airplane movie i watched - something about aliens blah blah - after an hour of trying to understand the story, i turned it off - i didn't know what was happening because i had earphones but apparently one inuit boy was crying because he was scared of the flight.
laughing till the end - we finally approached iceland! i paused the movie stood up and looked at the window from the next seat and i was stunned by the view! FUCKING AMAZING! the weather was so beautiful!!!!!! it isnt like what other people said thats its donna ba dreary - it was NOT - the view of black and grey earth covered in ice caps was totally STUNNING.
landing in rekjavik, i took a deep breath - after 13 months of planning, of waiting, of anticipating and meeting, the time will come to pass to conquer the land of fire and ice.
passing through customs, i was singled out and my bag was examing through the x-ray machine, the custom guy asked me where i came from, this is tough for me to answer - does he man my nationality? where i live? so i said GERMANY in a thick german accent and he let me pass through withouth any more questions lol.
i needed a smoke! 5 hours of not smoking made me exhausted - i went out and started sending sms to people i am supposed to have the same arrival time - matthew, mike (with a delayed hour flight), lieke and erik!
one by one the guys came! i hugged matthew, lieke and mike and shok hands with erik lol - well, ive met matthew and mike already and been constantly chatting with lieke in travbuddy and i dont know much about erik lol.
we all greed to take the bus and i needed to exchange money - i changed 350 euros - and i received thousands and thousands of icelandic krona lol feels weird holding that money. i decided to buy tickets for all of us and surprisingly, erik came with me - i dont know him that much lol. we all gave 5000 kroner each - we lined up at the flybus ticket station - was a very very very long line - but it seems, that iceland is already trying it's best to impress us, specially me - who is prepared to battle it's hardship and tempestuous weather - a girl from flybus came to me and erik (we were at the last line - mind you!) and said we can buy tickets from her! so we paid 2,500 krona each (we didnt knew it was too much lol) anyway - after buying the tickets - in less than 10 minutes we were boarding the bus! can you believe that?! NO HEEBEEJEEBEES!
i was so excited inside the bus! erik had to calm me down - lol i told him i am like this, and i am such a chaotic person lol. passing through the landscape of iceland - they had to conatin me coz i kept looking out the window! oh my god - as a huge huge huge fan of the lord of the rings i felt like i was in mordor! anncient lava beds, rocks with moss and lichens color the desolate landscape!
i looked at one of the maps of iceland in the bus and it has a map of the ring road on it and i took it and said to rik that we might need this and he looked at me strangely and said in something like - "seriously, are you using that?" well so much for a short conversation lol. i dont care - i tucked the little map and put it inside my bag!
arriving at the bus station - we got confused for a moment, we didnt exactly know the address of the hostel! hahahahahahaha and lieke said that its just 10 minutes walk from the bus station, so we tried to find the address, having a hard time carrying 3 bags with me and of all the people - erik helped me! but he carried the lightest bag of all - it isnt even a bag it was the sleeping bag hahahahaaha.
we finally found our hostel, the guys went first in, and i followed behind and took a look at the bright and blazing skies of iceland and thought about my mother, she would have been very proud of me to have come this far. i never had the chance to tell her personally about the adventures i had since i lfet home, but i am sure she is following me wherever i go. wherever my mom is right now, i just want her to know, that i made it, in ICELAND!