Enroute to Reykjavik, Iceland

August 4

We are scheduled to arrive at 3 PM, and we did secure a trip to the Blue Lagoon leaving at 6:30, so we will be there at night, tonight.  No worries about being able to see, it is still light here at 11 PM.  We will see some of the city today before the trip to the Blue Lagoon and have another tour scheduled for tomorrow, more about that on the next post.

Facts about Iceland and Reykjavik:

Reykjavik has about 200,000 people and is known as one of the most modern, forward thinking European societies. The city’s logo is Pure Energy and the geothermal energy is central to their heating, nightlife and culture.

Do you know what the Icelandic national food is?  Did you guess some type of fish?  Well, you would have been as wrong as I was.  The national food is the hot dog! or BAjarins Beztu.  If you want one with everything – you ask for “eina meo ollu”.

The Blue Lagoon is probably Iceland’s most unique and popular attraction.  It is a geothermal pool and spa with white silica mud, we are looking forward to the mineral rich soak although we have no stress to wash away!

As I mentioned before, there are staff and guests of all nationalities on the ship and this particular segment was so popular they started offering people money and other cruises with suite accomodations to change!  We met many who were asked by Oceania many times but didn’t change.

One of our waiters the other day was from Myanmar where we go later in the cruise.  I asked him the correct pronounciation of the name (is it MEEanmar, or MYanmar) and he answered – without missing a beat – “Burma”.  He then let us know how unhappy he is with the government, Fascinating conversation and one of many we have had about so many topics.

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2 Responses to Enroute to Reykjavik, Iceland

  1. Hilary says:

    I hope you will try the more exoctic national dishes as well. There are some intersting ones to taste. Have fun and booking a floating back massage in the blue lagoon is amazing too. Now I will stop about Iceland and just let you experience it. H

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  2. epstemar says:

    If you’re going to have a hot dog along the way, this is the spot! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A6jarins_Beztu_Pylsur

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