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Friday, August 5, 2011

Running in Reykjavik

A must-have running accessory in Iceland? ... a wind breaker. It was a cold and windy day in Reykjavik today. The gusty wind made the morning run sometimes very difficult. I stayed mostly on special bike paths that are quite common in the city. After 90 minutes in a cold wind, a short visit to a hotel´s fitness center to stretch, and 3 trips to a buffet brunch to replenish lost calories, I was ready for a trip to Blue Lagoon. Having no expectations I was blown away by the beauty of this place: an oasis of hot, light blue, milky water in the middle of surrounding area of brown and grey lava rocks of Iceland´s terrain.

Robert and I spent over an hour chilling out and sharing this huge 'hot tub´ with visitors from all over Europe. We´re flying to Oslo tomorrow with mixed feelings. On one hand we´re looking forward to seeing Norway. On the other hand, like everyone else we´re shocked and upset by the tragedy that happened there only few days ago. Talk to you soon. 

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