Friday, June 13, 2014
Had a great bike tour of the city with a very entertaining guide. After the bike tour we went to a suburb to the VIKING FESTIVAL. Got some interesting photos of the Vikings. Our day started with Nat Geo photo expert Gianluca arriving to join us. He is a wonderful addition to our group. We leave in the morning to go camping for several days. I doubt if we will be in wifi for awhile.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Our travel to Iceland was made easy by having such a great group of students to work with. The big excitement was our NAT Geo leader, Erika, was messed up with her flight in the NYC area and did not know if she would make our flight to Iceland. It was close but she made it, her bags continued to fly between Boston and NYC. Rumor has it that her bags are found and headed to Iceland tomorrow.
Our flight was interesting and uneventful to Reykjavik. Customs was EASY. We arrived at 7am local time and 2 am Houston time. Peter was waiting for us to take us to a great breakfast and then to a geothermal spa called Blue Lagoon. It was awesome. Go look it up on Internet.
We got into our hostel and then picked up cameras and walked about one hour towards town, taking photos all along. Had lunch, walked around small downtown and returned to our hostel for orientation meeting where we get to know each other better and set up the group rules.
A pretty day today. Not sure how sleep will be since it never gets dark, dark.