Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Reykjavik, Iceland - city without a soul

Iceland is a popular tourist destination and Reykjavik, the capital, is raved about by many. The country is about the size of Kentucky and the entire population of 332,000 about equal to Honolulu, Hawaii. Vaguely circular in shape with the northern edge touching the Arctic circle, the capital is on the southwest coast at about 8 o'clock. Almost 70% of the population live in Reykjavik and its environs.
The city was not to our taste - bleak architecture, paucity of color, discourteous drivers and an almost vanished old town all conspired to make us feel like intruders. On the positive side, construction was going full tilt with busy cranes dominating the skyline and road mending season going gangbusters. We performed our customary schlep around the hot-spots but were happy to return to our cozy corner on the boat. More drear here.

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