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Iceland – Once in a lifetime trip (16.05 – 26.05.2019, day 10…

This day was a day of relaxing in town and seeing local sights. I spotted a zoo that had arctic foxes, visiting the Husdyragardurinn park and zoo was a little different to what I have seen before, the park side was amazing and a great insight into farming and the ways of farming, the zoo was a little less optimistic and felt more like a side venture and not quite suitable for some of the wild animals, however it is a great medium to teach young children and adults alike about conservation and where your food comes from which was very clear here.

Feeling a bit peckish I went to Svarta kaffid that was recommended by someone who recently visited Iceland, yummy yummy and extra yummy! The restaurant specialises in soup, serving two options a day, changing daily, not only is the soup yummy but it was served in a delicious loaf of bread that was freshly made, a stop that’s was well recommended, thank you. On my way back to the hostel, to pack for the flight home I was stopped in my tracks coming across a towering building called Hallgrimsikja, this magnificent church is said to keep watch over Reykjavik.

As I got to the hostel, I saw a you girl building a daisy chain by herself on a bed of flowers, and I realized why I loved Iceland so much. It reminded me of home, the freedom to enjoy nature, fewer restrictions and the time to find your own feet in life without the push of health and safety and 21st century technology.

 

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