The flight from Edmonton was delayed by two hours by the time we took off, The incoming flight was late for whatever reason as none was given. And none either for sitting on the plane for another 30 minutes. We were given a little brochure that stated we would get a special Xmas treat of Xmas cookies and an orange soda/stout drink but when they came by I was told it would be offered later. I never was offered any. Icelandic I still love you but didn't understand that. I was so excited as I love to try traditional things, (as long as they aren't too gross)
Needless to say because we were late landing here most people missed their connecting flights so my bus into the city was full including the cute Rome bound couple who I chatted with in the airport lounge and then sat beside me, (what are the chances of that?). The London bound passengers were the only ones who lucked out and were whisked through security, Yep, security,,,,,, this happened last year as well so its standard practice, Annoying especially if you are flying through, Very stressful even while on time as most ongoing flights are within 90 minutes,
At the BSI bus terminal some of us had to get off into the howling wind but luckily we were able to get into the mini van along side without too much delay, I was dropped at the Snorri guest house which wasn't far. Due to him not being full I was given a free upgrade to a much larger room on a lower floor. The large bedroom with king sized bed is self contained with a separate bathroom and shower room outside but still in my own private area, Bed number one...I wonder how many beds I will sleep in during this adventure?
It was pitch dark,,, sunrise this time of year does not happen until 11 am or so. And sunset about 4 p,m, I can't even imagine living during the winter here.... that is one huge thing about winter I hate.... the darkness.
I unpacked what I needed and also made myself an instant coffee in the room..desperate times call for desperate measures...
Then I set off for the Phallological museum which alluded me at first so I wandered down Laugavegur which is the longest and most popular shopping street in Reykjavik, The wind was a force to be reckoned with and the sidewalks are very icy from the usual melt.freeze cycle at this time of year.
|Fitting for where I was going next|
|Dried whale penis|