I decided to do the southern part of Iceland. I was told that was a very nice part of the country so I checked out and decided to stay in another hostel in the southern part and spent the rest of my days in Iceland there.
After I checked out, I met two other travellers from my hostel. They were also travelling solo. The girl wanted to travel around the south. The guy wanted to rent a car and head to the same region. As backpackers, you know what we did next. 😀
The Canadian guy could only speak a bit of English. His native language was French but the girl could speak Italian, French and English so she became our translator. The guy rented a manual car which he regretted afterwards. He was so kind that he took us to different places without asking us to pay him, not even for the petrol even when we insisted. He said, ‘I want to go to these places by myself anyway. I am happy that I have companions now.’ It was soooo kind of him.
What I didn’t expect was, we went to all the places that I wanted to go to within one day. We travelled until 12 midnight but it was still quite bright. The sunset only happened before midnight or so. We went back to the same hostel in Reykjavik and I checked in again. 😀
Then we headed to Vik. Guess what we wanted to see? YES! The black sand beach Reynisfjara.
We had a refreshment at Reynisfjara. Then we discovered something. The girl’s eyes have different colours. One of her eyes was brown and the other was blue. We took a photo of her eyes. It was so interesting. I didn’t realise it until the guy said so. It was very kind of her to let us take photos of her eyes too.
After that, we went to another waterfall.
Please let me know if I get the names of all these places wrong.
Then we drove to Vatnajökull glacier. How can you not go to a glacier in Iceland? 😛
When we drove back to the hostel, the sun was setting. It was getting dark but not too dark. The guy was tired but the girl and I took turns to talk to him to keep him awake behind the wheel.
It was quite a long drive.
When we arrived at our hostel, it was very early in the morning, like 5am or so. I asked if the hostel manager if there was still a bed for me and if I could check in. He let me in and I tiptoed into my room.
I slept for a few hours and then met up with the girl and the guy again. They were leaving Iceland in a day or two but I still had a week or so. And I had been to all the places that I wanted to go to. So, what should I do next?
24 June 2016
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