Four months to go!!!

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Iceland here we come!!

Just over four months to go before we arrive the Land of Fire & Ice. Mostly fire at the moment, since the Volcano Eyjafjallajokull been errupting for over a month and this closed many airports in Europe for weeks. (http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/04/more_from_eyjafjallajokull.html?camp=localsearch%3Aon%3Atwit%3Abigpic )
I think most of us, who are going on this trip, have been praying to the Volcano Gods to make it stop spitting out fire and ash. Finally it stopped yesterday. Hopefully for ever, or at least for the next five months...

The lucky 13! There's been one change in the team. Unfortunately Ben wasn't able to make because of work circumstances.

Lada Niva
Bas (DutchDuke) made it to team. This is gonna be the definitive team. Lauro promised us to hunt us down, if we can't make it... Countries being represented are Germany/Philipines, Netherlands (4x), England (3x), USA (3x), Argentina and Slovenia.
Most of us have met at least 2 or 3 people in the team before. It will be great to meet up again, and of cours meeting the people we didn't meet before. Really looking forward to it!

Most people booked their flights and accommodation has been arranged. We'll be staying at the Travel Inn in Reyjavik before and after the roadtrip, and stay there until the 11th of October, instead the 10th. The rooms are cheap and the hotel has many great facilities.
Lauro sorted out all the campsites. We will bring three tents for 9 people, and the other 4 will sleep in the cars. Of cours we'll be rotating between the cars and the tents.

Landrover Defender 110
And we'll be staying in Egilsstadir for our night of 'luxury' to charge all our batteries and warm up after the first few nights of camping. This is the place we are staying for some comfort: http://www.vinlandgisting.net/

The drivers are sorted out. Matt, Matthew, Bas and me. We'll be driving a Landrover Defender 110 and a Lada Niva around Iceland for eight days.

After our road trip there is a TB Meet Up on Saturday 9th of October to celebrate that we stayed alive. We will do this by partying in Reykjavik and on Sunday the 10th of October we'll go to the Blue Lagoon for some relaxing! Check out 'My Meet Ups' and the forum for more information. The road trip is limited to the people we have right now, but the TB Meet Up on the 9th and the 10th is open for every one who like to join us!People coming over for this special TB meet up are welcome to stay in the temporary TB Hotel, the Travel Inn as well!! More people = more fun!!

End of the update! :-)

lauro says:
so fuckin excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D thank god the volcano eruption is now a history and i hope it stays that way! lol
Posted on: May 25, 2010
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Our overnight locations
Our overnight locations
Lada Niva
Lada Niva
Landrover Defender 110
Landrover Defender 110