|Hotel room view. Not too very bad.|
|City Center Square, Reykjavik, Iceland|
The entire population of Iceland is 320,000 and 200,000 of them live in or around Reykjavik. Happily my hotel room was ready for me at that early hour and I was able to freshen up, check out the buffet and head out into the crisp, fresh air to explore. The Fosshotel Baron was conveniently close to the harbor, downtown and main shopping district and I was determined to make the most of my only day in town even if I hadn't slept.
|Yep. I tracked down the murals|
|There are hardly any tree, but oddly the largest trees grew from the center of each tomb|
|Corrugated tin sided buildings. Why don't we do that?|
|Colorful bike gates swing out to close traffic for street events|
|The artist was putting the finishing touches on his mural|
It was impossible to get lost since Hallgrim's Church is the landmark overlooking the city and can be seen from every direction. I headed back to my all white room with it's white fluffy duvet to freshen up before I met the rest of my group at 6 p.m. to check out my traveling companions. There were sixteen of us altogether and it seemed a mix of Australian, English, Swedish, Israeli, Canadian, two couples from New York and myself. Hardly anyone lived in their country of birth. The Canadian lived in Switzerland, the Isreali gentleman lived in Russia, the English lady came from Norway etc. We were a mixed up lot!
I need to get to bed, kids. I start back to reality tomorrow with all day meetings. To learn more about Reykjavik visit my friend's Pat & Kathie's description of their trip.