Saturday, June 21, 2014

871 plus or minus 2

Plus or minus a year or 10.  We've been advised to visit the Settlement Museum in Reykjavik.  I'm sure we'll know more after an actual viewing, but apparently it's a display of an ancient house/village dated in the year 871 plus or minus 2.  To make it more intriguing, it's in the basement of the newest hotel in Reykjavik. 

How do we know this?  Some great Lonely Planet reading?  A PBS travel show?  Nope
Met the talented artist Michaela today. Click on her name and watch her designing a cover for the band; The Whole Bolivian Army. Very cool! She's a FOB and a close friend of an FOB (Linda).  She and her friend traveled to Iceland last winter.  Yes, brrrr.

Other things Michaela shared --

  • Fish House -- great restaurant
  • The Laundromat -- not for clothes care but for sammiches and breakfast
  • The Icelanders grow mostly tomatoes and export them to Europe
  • Reykjavik is a small town so it's easy to get around
  • Make sure we upgrade at the Blue Lagoon Spa (nice robe, floating massage)
  • Don't Google "Iceland Food" 
It's always fun-ner to travel when you can get inside info from an "already been there" traveler.

PS -- If you are following the luggage saga, Beth and I have each packed and unpacked at least 5 times. Another repack on Sunday