Part I: Getting to the airport shouldn't be this difficult - Part II: Scaffolding and veg heaven
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I must have been really tired, last night. I turned on my ipod and was listening to Samantha Brown's episode on Innsbruck. I don't even rememver her saying her "Welcome to Innsbruck", which she says at the end of the opening overview. Wow!
I woke up at 8:00am but hit the snooze for an additional 10 minutes. I dragged myself out of bed and opened the curtains - clear blue sky, great! I showered and got ready for my trip and left by 8:30am. My flight was to leave at 10:10am from Reykjavik Airport. I had no one at the guesthouse to ask about directions so, I guessed at directions with the small Lonely Planet map. Thirty minutes of walking and I ended up on the street that I should but had turned the wrong direction and now was not only far from where I should be but really far! #$*&^! So, I start walking the other direction, fast as I can.
Part II :
I can see the coast of Iceland, the penninsula, and Reykjavik as we begin our descent. Once landed, the group dispersed but, reconnected at the Air Iceland counter to request the certificate of achievement for our journey. It's a bit strange, I guess, but, how many people have been to Kulusuk, Greenland. Maybe, it deserves a certificate! I learned from one of the guys that I could have asked for a stamp in my passport, it shows DK but, has Kalaallit Nunaat on it, as well. ^&)*^%! Too late now! I'll have to go back.
I leave the airport, unsure of which way to go given that I arrived by taxi and wasn't paying attention. I made a guess (done me no good thus far in the trip) and wound my way out of the airport complex and out to the highway and over it on a walking bridge.
I would my way up the hill, to the square in which it's located. Leif Erickson is proudly standing tall in front, guarding the .
I left a bit disgusted, tired, and hungry. I thought of eating at the veggie place but, I was just too tired. I stopped by the grocery store and picked up things I could eat in my room. On my way back, I encountered some colorful and quirky details on some of the houses that made me smile.
I stayed in, tonight, to recharge. I turned on the TV (for the first time) and there were many English speaking shows on - yes! I wrote postcards and planned out my exploration of Reykjavik, while watching Two and a Half Men.