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Copenhagen and lime

Number one: Today I bought tickets to Copenhagen! Yay! I’m going in September and I’ll be staying there for a few days visiting my lovely cousin that lives there. Can’t wait. It will be nice to get away from this island for a bit.

Number two: I had four days off this weekend and it feels like I have been away from work for ten days or something. I managed to do a lot in this weekend. Spent two days “at home”, at my hometown. And two days here in Reykjavik, enjoying the weather and playing a tourist 😉 Yesterday I went too yet another art museum that I’ve never been too. Very interesting. And I travelled a bit around town on my bike. Then I got my friend E to come with me to Reykjavik Zoo. It was fun! It’s not a very exotic zoo to say the least, only Icelandic farm animals and a few wild native ones.

Here’s me talking to some friends I made:
007Shortly after that the sheep on the right got it’s head stuck in between the bars. Sheep are not the most intelligent of animals… For a moment there I thought I would have to get a zoo employee and tell them that I had got their sheep stuck in the fence… But I managed to free my friend in the end.

After that E and I ate dinne at the best burger place in Reykjavík – simply called the Burger joint. Love that place!
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Number 3: I got this weird craving at work tonight: I really wanted water with lime. I don’t think I’ve ever really tasted that before! But do you know what, water is a lot more interesting with a few slices of lime in it!

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The tourist

Today I have the day off (and tomorrow too actually) and with most of my friends and family out of town I had to entertain myself alone. So I decided to be a tourist in Reykjavik. The weather is great so I jumped on my bike and headed downtown. There I went to two museums I have never been to, visited the biggest church in Iceland, walked around, had coffee and enjoyed the weather. A lovely day.

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Frappuccino, half a caramel cake and a magazine
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Einar Jonsson museum – where I saw a lot of amazing sculptures

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Thor fighting age

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I liked the house as much as the sculptures. It’s old and beautiful and designed by the sculptor himself.
The other place I went to was the national gallery of Iceland. Interesting too. And actually quite funny that I’ve never been to either of these places.
It was fun being a tourist. At work I so often envy the tourists that come by. I love walking around a new place with a map in hand discovering new places. I didn’t need a map today but I certainly saw something new! 🙂 And maybe, maybe I will be a real tourist in September…

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