Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Velkomin til Íslands

Welcome to Iceland!

(That's where some pics and a video I shot last night of my neighbourhood were supposed to be at, but my hosts' comp doesn't read cards and I don't have my cable with me. So, imagine the outskirts of Keflavik whichever way you like).

Am staying very close to the airport, with a lovely Icelandic-Canadian family of 5 plus Rosa, the dog. My yesterday flight was a bit late and arrived at their place at around 6 pm. Got to meet a Belgian couple who had been travelling around the island for the past 2 weeks and they were totally in love with it. I think I can understand why, although I have not even seen anything yet.

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I always thought Iceland would be one of the gang, the Scandinavian gang I mean. Expensive for foreigners but comfortable for its own people. It turns out it's pretty much the other way around - the prices are rather OK for tourists who come here for two weeks at a time but too pricey for locals. At least that's my first host's take on it.

Tomorrow am picking up Antoine at the airport and I'll try to convince him to go to a BBQ we've been invited to - should be a great place (close to a natural park) with cool people (the host family plus their parents). And apparently there's a pool involved.

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There's another CS with me in here. A solo Canadian girl on her way back home after a two month trip to England. She's 13.


Also, I don't know how that's possible but the colours in here are different. Just love this greyishly blue clouded sky and the contrast it's in with the green grass.

2 komentarze:

M said...

13? No way!

Magu Bee said...


Last year she travelled for a month in France and Spain with her friends (and their families, I'd assume). This year she was visiting some family.

When I asked her what her favourite country has been so far (she travels a lot with her mum), I thought she`d say something like "France". Instead, I heard: The Cayman Islands.

Had no more questions... hehe