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03 September 2013 @ 07:44 am
Iceland!  
Well, safely arrived in Iceland. I am dragging a bit more than usual since I didn't sleep much on the plane. About 2 hours off the ground, there was an honest-to-gods "Is there a doctor on the plane?" announcement. No one popped up and the stewardesses were looking worried, so I offered that I was at least a pharmacist, if it came to that. Well, apparently that shamed the guy sitting in first class right in from of me into admitting he was an MD, so I was off the hook. It turned out to be an elderly lady with breathing problems and they laid her on the floor right by my seat, so I didn't get much sleep on the flight. She seemed to do better with oxygen and was collected via wheelchair when we arrived, but I hope she's ok.

I spent the first day checking in to my hostel, getting a bus pass, and wandering about to some of the museums around town. First up was the National Museum, which took 3 hours for the first half of the first floor (the Viking stuff) and then 1 hour for the rest. I then hit the Culture House (exhibit on manuscripts, not actually very informative over what I already knew) and the Phallological Society Museum which is, as promised, just walk-to-wall dicks. :p It was weird and silly, but has been one of those things that since I read about it years ago, I've thought it might be fun to go... Then we had a nap, a delicious lamb hot dog, and a soak in the hot pots at the pool across the street from my hostel. :) I rounded the night out with some skyr and finishing sewing my outfit for riding today. Speaking of which, those ponies are not going to ride themselves, so off we go!
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Kareinakareina on September 3rd, 2013 10:18 am (UTC)
wall to wall dicks?
the real thing stuffed and mounted? photos? paintings? statues? ...?
corvusjoyous: crowcorvusjoyous on September 3rd, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Tea party convention, or ALEC meeting... :P
eithni: excellenteithni on September 3rd, 2013 10:46 pm (UTC)
LJ needs a like button. :)
eithni: excellenteithni on September 3rd, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: wall to wall dicks?
Mostly in jars of formalin, but several stuffed and -ahem- mounted. ;)
jtdiii: Biojtdiii on September 4th, 2013 01:09 am (UTC)
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/icelandic-phallological-museum

Some of those make one feel rather inadequate...
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on September 4th, 2013 01:34 am (UTC)
Very very cool. Sorry about the plane stuff, but glad it all worked out.
Ysoltysolt on September 4th, 2013 10:31 pm (UTC)
Sounds fun! I'm glad you offered to help, and I'm glad the MD in front of you spoke up. I understand fear of lawsuits/being on holidays/being selfish or lazy or whatever, but the lady could've *died.* Humph.

And yay for facing a fear. :) Congratulations.