Some normal, some bizarre marvelings of a little Icelandic girl

Sunday, September 29, 2013


Hello everyone!

I apologize for the late blog update but things have been busy. My classes start on Tuesday, so I figured I could blog a little bit before I embrace the routine that is school.

So let's start with Gunnar and mine's vacation in London.
My last can of Malt for almost 6 months T^T

Our vacation started well as we managed to get exit seats on the plane, which meant more leg space (that is ALWAYS a plus when on a plane!) for us. It was late when we arrived in Heathrow airport and we were having trouble dragging my huge ass suitcase (the wheels were almost busted - too much weight, I guess?) but thankfully our hotel wasn't far from Paddington station. We checked in, went to Burger King for food and went to sleep.

The next day we went to the British Museum and almost spent the entire day there! It's so HUGE! And there was so much to see! I think we only saw half of it. Gunnar and I were, of course, most excited to see the Ancient Egypt exhibit and too see the mummies!

I couldn't resist taking a photo of one of the Assyrian horse sculptures. They sculpted everything and I mean everything, even the horse's testicles! XD The immature girl that I am found it hilarious.

After glorious sights for the brain, we decided to go Madame Tussaud's Wax museum. We arrived at Baker Street and I just HAD to take a photo of the Sherlock Holmes statue.

We arrived at the wax museum around 3 PM and were surprised that the line wasn't that long. Oh, how wrong we were. . . . The line was actually much longer inside the museum and I think we had to wait an hour to actually get inside the wax exhibit!
But it didn't matter. We had fun there. I got to meet Morgan Freeman, Patrick Stewart and Jim Carrey among other waxy celebrities inside the museum. There was even a 4D cinema with the Marvel Heroes and I must say there was better 3D effects in that short movie than in any other 3D films I've seen.

Saturday, we woke up early to go to the London Dungeon. I had been there before when I was 15 years old and I was eager to see if anything had changed since that time. There was more of live actors taking you around the place and they interacted a bit with the audience which was fun. Gunnar and I were sent to the torture chamber, that is I was locked inside a cage and Gunnar was locked to a chair and was almost a guinea pig to the torture device demonstrations! Afterwards we went to Notting Hill to go to the Portobello Street Market and see if we could find anything interesting on sale there.
Usually it's just the same crap booth after booth but we did buy ourselves an authentic gas mask. We're into the weird stuff and the gas mask is a nice add to our weird collection.

We spent Sunday at the London Zoo with our friend, Claire. It has been 2 years since we last saw her and we had such a great time there! Even now, I miss her already!

Monday was shopping day but Gunnar had to remind me a million times that I couldn't spend too much on clothes because I wouldn't be able to fit it in my suitcases XC But that didn't stop me from buying 3 packs of underwear and two black camisoles at Primark! We actually bought more clothes on Gunnar than on myself, which is a good thing because my babe needed more clothes. We also stopped at Boots pharmacy and bought tons of cheap but effective medicines to take with us home.
We went out to dinner at this nice place at St.Christopher's Place near Oxford Street (or in Oxford Street. . . I don't know). On our way back to the hotel, we got tricked into buying a Mineral Peeling Gel from some fancy store but at least the saleswoman gave us a nice deal. 2 Mineral Peeling Gels + Mud Soap for 45 pounds. Let me know if that deal was horrible or not. But at least it works . . . . I think.

Tuesday morning we left for the airport where we said our goodbyes. I'm not gonna lie, it was one of most hardest things I have done. Damn did I feel incredibly sad by the time I entered the plane. I kept reminding myself that I would talk to him on Skype once I got to Japan. Also time will go by fast once I get into the routine of studying and stuff. But it was still pretty hard! :C

So that's pretty much what happened in London. Stay tuned next time for the first days in Kyushu, Japan!

Love & Peace!


Thursday, September 12, 2013

Countdown to Japan: 13 days

Hello everyone!

I decided to awaken my little blog from its slumber and use it as my traveling blog in my stay in Japan.

That way, people can read a little about my adventures in Fukuoka, Kyushu (the big, southern island of Japan) and see pictures too. I just hope that I won't be too busy with my schedule but I shall do my best to update this blog as much as possible.

So now there are only 13 days till I venture again to the land of the rising sun and have I prepared everything?



- I have not packed yet

- I still have to get more medication so that my cholesterol won't rise while I'm there

- I have not gotten any Japanese and British currency

- I have not printed out our flight tickets and hotel booking yet

.........I really need to put my shit together!


I have said goodbyes to most of my important people and I'm still scheduled to do that for this week and till I leave. Thankfully I get to spend 5 days in London with Gunnar, so we will leave with happy & fun memories there.

I'm excited yet nervous. But I know I will have a good time there. But I also know that I will miss my loved ones terribly! Thank god for Skype!

Anyways, I hope that the rest of you who won't be able to join me in conversations on Skype will be able to enjoy this little blog of mine :)

If internet at the hotel allows me, the next update will be in London, which is in a week!

Stay tuned!

Love & Peace