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ICELAND 2019

so this is one of my post in 2015...

and Iceland was one of my top to go countries...

and fast forward 4 years later, I'm omw there!!

just very thankful I got to fulfill this dream of mine in 4 years which I obviously didnt expect myself to do so cause yknow Iceland (and actually even Europe) isnt very easily accessible financially to me I guess

so I'm really thankful to have this opportunity!!

#dayretravel #iceland

so here we go!!!!!

it was technically almost a 24h long travelling shit omg I died

Singapore - Doha
Doha - Norway
Norway - Iceland

took Qantas cause it's at quite an affordable fare price!!!!

wanted to take Emirates like last year BUT THE FARE TO ICELAND IS SO CRAZY EXPENSIVEZ

Qantas is almost like $500 cheaper 😭

(although I really liked Emirates AND THEIR FOOD alot but ok $500 can buy me alot of good food hahahaha)

@ Doha airport

which has similar feels as Dubai one tho

dont tell me cause they both middle east country ok

@ Norway airport -2°c

really excited to see snow CAUSE ME NO SEE SNOW BEFORE OMG

ok didnt get to touch one cause was inside airport but still!!!!

love how Europe's toilet is so different lol

like they have a sink inside every cubicle like whut

AND also those usual sinks we have

like... uh huh orite

a short 3h transit at Norway but I love the airport already!!!

everyone seems so nice and chill, airport was so.. quiet and tranquil, I feel like i can be there forever

jk I need to go to iceland

DAY 1

and hello to the land of fire and ICE

quickly scrambled to get my winter jacket cause me no been to very cold countries before so idk how itll be like hahahaha

but ok leh not TOOOOOO cold like what I imagine 0° to be like haha loser me

so I was lugging my luggage was trying to find our way to our apartment

and randomly stopped in front of it (despite Google saying it's another 5mins away) to wait for the others

and then my boss was like

eh? isnt this our apartment??

oh ya it is lol ok 不ε₯½η¬‘

kope from their site haha

booked this through booking.com and it's called the "legacy apartment" and l love the place!!! xiao cozy heh

and it's just right across like their main bus terminal called BSI so great

and their bedroom is so warm and comfy too

and their balcony which is too cold for access in winter lol

erm hello mini toilet

look at the number of pots and pans this apartment have!!!

@ hallgrimskirkja church

we then went to explore the rest of the town!

this was about 10mins walk away except that we need to walk half of it uphill LOL

a really unique and spectacular one 😍

details

the inside

we then walked to get the famous Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur hotdog

just a disclaimer, I'm not a bread person lol I hate eating bread but I'm really excited for this cause so many good reviews!!

about a 10mins wait (in the cold, I have to add lol)

and here it is!

just a breakdown of what's inside from my ig

ITS SO DELICIOUS I DIED

so wanted to get another one but we're going home for dinner already so nop

and one is about $7 I think fml

very unique museum there..

we then went grocery shopping cause we intend to cook breakfast and dinner on our own to save some money and still amazed at the price even though I already researched about the prices hahaha

fyi

cant decide what meat this is LOL

lugging back 8kg of water with natasha back to our apartment fml it was SO heavy plz

@ the amount of food I brought here HAHAH

ok cooked mala for everyone but it ended up being too spicy fml sowwie guys

northern lights hunting!

watching the northern lights has.... been one of my BIGGEST dreams

I've always been someone who like like nature stuffs yknow

so I've always wanted to see it.. like always...

so I'm so thankful that at least the tour is on for me to go SEARCH for it and like experience finding it?

at 8pm when we were about to head out for the tour, there was only a 21% chance of seeing it and tbh I was pretty disappointed.. :(

but when I checked while waiting for our tour at 930pm, it was at 30%

YAZ 10% more comeon

and look!!!

I assume that the yellow part has a higher chance than the green one hahahaha

and at 10pm!!!

it was a good 38%!!!

and at 11pm....

and I looked out and saw...

hey isnt that something????

quickly got out of the bus and..

the whole sky lighted up

(bad photography cause taken with a phone ya)

and this went on for another 10mins?

while most of the other tours left for other places while we were the only ones who were still waiting there

and then I went on the bus getting ready to leave + it was FKING COLD I SWEAR

and I heard someone shouted

SHES BACK!!!!!

(not sure why she's a she lol)

AND I WAS THE FIRST TO RAN OUT OF THE COACH LOL

and saw this...... 😭

thank u for a dream come true

so thankful cause amongst the day that I was there, this was the only day that the tour was even on??? and its just my first day there :')

DAY 2

morning breakfast situation

good job me

brought my own milo cause I almost died without it last year

got out of the house at 7am for our tour

and realised it snowed the previous night!!

sigh this beautiful sight

had a stopover for our breakfast and whoohoo $25 for a plate of fish and chips βœ”

settled for a $5 hot chocolate lol

the small size is $5
the big size is $5

wow

xiao hot so I went out for a natural refrigerator lololol

cute beanie

first waterfall stop @ skógafoss

so magnificent

messy hair

reason why u need eyelash extensions

theres actually a stairs on the right made up of 427 steps for u to climb up to the top of the waterfall

AND I MADE IT

wow can't believe I made it but I did!!

view 1

view 2

the bus on the bottom right with the orange logo is my tour bus!!

view 3

champion shot hehe

we were supposed to make our way to the lagoon (highlight of today's tour) but there was an accident along the road and the police called for a 2h road block

and they told us that there might be a chance that they would have to cancel the rest of the tour and refund us

AND I WAS SO SAD CAUSE I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE GLACIER LAGOON SO MUCH

so they brought us to our next stop @ Seljalandsfoss

AND DO U SEE WHAT I SEE?

IT SNOWED

omg I was so happy

ok then it became a crazy snowstorm I thought I was gonna die

ahhh

I think.. I wished for too much snow LOL

we then went BEHIND the waterfall omg kool

actually got drenched af hahaha

I actually specially bought and brought a raincoat cause of this place but guess which genius forgot to bring it he he he he

ha ha ha ha

sorry I can only laugh at myself

sigh but you've been so fun and pretty

and great news cause they cleared the road block earlier and we can go!

hahahahaha drying the drenched us with our heat packs

did I get teleported to another planet or what

sharing among 5 of us HAHAH

cause expensive like shit but also big portion

this + a burger cause maybe $100?

ok I forgot what's the name of this place lulz

but cool black sand shit

cool glaciers

and me with all of it

so cool in real life I swear

and so after walking the whole beach, we had some extra time so we wanted to head up abit to play with the snow..

which I then realised that I LOST MY PHONE

I know I was still holding on to it while walking to the snow place cause I was recording them throw snow at me LOL

panicked abit and went back to the beach to look

BUT SO MANY BLACK BLACK THING (my phone is black) AND THE PLACE IS SO BIG

how to find.....

and we called and called but nop no sound lol

so it was time to head back to the bus and when we did

WE REALISED SOMEONE ON THE BUS FOUND MY PHONE?????

like what the heck

what are the chances even

the beach is FILLED with people leh

but ok thank u guan yin ma bobi

moved a lil further via coach to the glacier lagoon...

and it was like WOW

like wtf wow

photos dont do justice to the place i swear

and it was sooooo slippery cause melted ice

AND I KEEP SLIPPING and being laughed at ugh

πŸ₯°

didnt wanted to join them cause I scared but I made it

and fell into one of the whole omw back

CAUSE THE TWO GUYS WANTED TO HOLD ME IN TWO DIRECTION

ugh

after such a long and scary journey there of coz I need a photo on my own lol

had a quick dinner at one of their village called vik and we went back home haha

a good 14h tour and it was sooooo good I swear I love every part of it

dinner

my fav was










the fries hahahahahaha

day 3

a very simple day 3 breakfast cause we gonna have a stop for breakfast anyway haha

their famous icelandic yogurt

not too bad but nothing fantastic haha

couldn't go for the famous one so I settled for some random one

not too bad tho

omg I craving for hotdog buns now

SINGAPORE WHERE HAVE

before

VS AFTER HAHAHAHAHA I died

this was @ north of the snæfellsnes peninsula

I THINKZ


spectacular scenery but

IT WAS RAINING AND CRAZY WINDY I DIED

u see what I mean

but really pretty and scenic tho

I dont think anyone can take good photos here hahahhaha

lolol my tissue papers are all SOAKED

had pizza and fries for lunch

and also 2 bowls of the iconic Icelandic soup which costs $25 per bowl πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

so after me and chu finish one bowl each, we secretly went to refill another bowl each HAHAHAH not sure if we can but seems like nobody cares

and then chu went to refill another one hahahahaha #不怕死

so it became $10 per bowl πŸ™‚

so we went to the black sand beach

AND IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTY OMG

sorry for the lack of vocab my English sucks but

wow my friends

er

look at the waves manz

omg look at how big the place is

hahahahah them hiding in the hole cause the wind was super scary ftl

ok and the last stop was the famous thing which I forgot the name

we didnt bother getting down of the coach cause it was RAINING HEAVILY and SUPER WINDY

suan le la

also wanted to prepare hotpot for dinner

ended up frying everything cause of all the burdens omg

Day 96

Saturday, 6 Apr 2019

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