Midi sur l'Asie

Iceland, Day 1 – Reykjavik
novembre 27, 2008, 10:31
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So yes, I was telling you about Iceland … Not just happy to go and spend 4 months in Asia , I had to go and explore more continents! Heading off to Reykjavik , 4 days to unwind with the beautiful man.

The first thing that struck me in Reykjavik was the colours. Terracotta, vert de gris, orange, silver, cyan, turquoise… I like colours. And then the light, crisp, pure, and warm at the same time…

The road is good, it’s Saturday morning, we are on holidays, we have chocolates and it’s sunny, the perfect start to a day.  Find a place to park the car for free et hop, we are off to discover the town. It’s lovely here. Reykjavik at the first sight is composed of a little lake frozen, several multicolour metal and wooden houses and a little church with a green hat.

First stop, the church of Hallgrimskirkja , its 75m high and its architecture representing volcanic columns. The view from the top is astounding although a bit spoilt by green fillet and the scaffoldings. The wind blows furiously.


Our steps take us to the town centre and the harbour for more blow minding views and, after a warming lunch – fresh fish of course – we make a halt at the national gallery of Iceland before making our way to the Blue Lagoon.  Whouahhhh…. (That’s gonna be the leitmotiv during these holidays) The Blue Lagoon is a natural geothermal pool. The water, milky blue, is extracted from the volcanic soil and has natural exfoliating and rejuvenating properties. The Blue Lagoon is Icelandic’s favourite past time and there’s even a bar that serves drinks for the swimmers.  This place is amazing and we could spend hours there! But it’s getting late and we need to eat. Following my flatmate Alex’s advice (he was there just a day ago) we pick up a nice little unknown restaurant in the old harbour of Reykjavik where Stewart will be having one of the best fish soup ever.

It’s nice being on holidays.


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