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Jul '17

Trip Report: Originally It Was Saigon, Part Six – Exploring Reykjavik

I did a little exploring after I got checked in since the sun was out, so, this is the church just steps away from the hotel:

Love the stringy clouds behind it. Just a couple of shots exploring the city…

And then I got an email from my buddy JoeLin – it is his last night in town, dad’s in bed, he has a car. “Come for duty-free drinks!” And he did:

Much cheaper to hang out in the hotel chatting and drinking. Had we gone out for drinks, beers are $10 and cocktails $20, and they only have four liquor stores in the entire city.

Of course, it also meant I was up really late as well.

I got up for breakfast, and since it was raining (what a difference a day makes), I went back to bed. By the time I got up, it was down to an annoying drizzle.

Here is the church today:

My goal today was to find the hot dog stand that Bill Clinton made famous (and recommended by JoeLin) and to grab stuff for dinner.

In retrospect, maybe I should have ordered two – but I was off to the Bonus Discount Food store for dinner supplies:

Got some more city shots on the way back to the hotel…

Yes, they are everywhere and I saw a lot of locals making purchases…

Which brings us to the topic of food, and how bloody expensive it is to eat out in Reykjavik. Here are a couple of menus. If it says 1,000 Icelandic Kroners, just knock the last two zeros off for a USD price.

Yep, $12 beers, $19 for Irish Coffee

Hence, why this is my dinner tonight:

I think I pointed out in previous posts that it stays light really late in Iceland…and that means even churches stay open into the evening (until 9:30pm) which meant I got to stick my head inside the one near the hotel

Sadly, tomorrow at noon they are having an organ recital – but that’s when I need to be at the airport.

Bye, bye, Iceland.


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