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October & November Empties

October & November Empties

Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Astringent I’ve been using some variation of this product for over a decade. I will sometimes buy the store brand, it really depends what’s on sale. I got this one at Winner’s. I think it actually the UK version of […]

What I’ve been watching this week – December 3

What I’ve been watching this week – December 3

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK I finally got around to watching the finale of Drag Race UK. I thought it was a great finale, and I thought the winner was very deserving of the title. I thought both queens in the final two could have easily […]

November Reads

November Reads

I Might Regret this by Abbi Jacobson

3.5 Stars

I’ve been wanting to read Abbi Jacobson’s ‘memoir’ since it came out. I watched the first few seasons of Broad City (I loved it! I just haven’t gotten around to finishing it).

It’s not quite a memoir? There are some memories in it. It’s classified as ‘collection of essays, drawings, and vulnerabilities’. I had a good time reading this. It was a pretty quick read. The drawings take up a lot of pages, so you could get this done in an afternoon if you really wanted.

I understand why she didn’t really name names but I love the gossip, you know? It was cool to read about how Abbi and Ilana got their start and how it evolved into creating Broad City.

I would definitely read this if you love Broad City, or personal stories. I think you should probably have some idea of who Abbi is, or you probably wouldn’t get that much from the book.

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A Taste of Iceland

A Taste of Iceland

Iceland isn’t necessarily known for being a food destination. Because it’s an island, and there’s not much arable land, they have to ship a lot of food in. That’s reflected in the prices. It’s not super cheap to eat dinner out, that’s for sure. Here’s […]

Iceland – Between the Continents

Iceland – Between the Continents

Iceland is one of the most geologically interesting places on earth. Because of it’s location on the mid-Atlantic range, the geothermal activity is rampant. This is why there are so many volcanoes, lava fields and hot springs throughout the country. One place you can see […]

Iceland – The Blue Lagoon

Iceland – The Blue Lagoon

Visiting the Blue Lagoon was the thing I was most excited about on our trip to Iceland.

This is easily one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations – and I think it deserves the hype. The Blue Lagoon is about 45 minutes outside of Reykjavik. There are tons of bus trips available from Reykjavik if you don’t have a car. If you do have a car, there is free parking on site.

There are a few packages to choose from – The Comfort, The Premium, and The Luxury. We chose The Comfort package, which included a day at the blue lagoon, a mud mask, a towel, and a drink. There are different prices for entry at different times of day. Later in the day, you can get entry for ISK 6,990.

We booked early and we chose an early entrance so we paid ISK 10,690.We decided to book a 10 am entry, and also went on a Monday. You can stay at the Lagoon all day if you want to.

You have to be there within the hour of your booked time, or they may not let you enter. Note that you’ll probably have to wait in line for a bit too once you arrive. They give you an electronic wristband, which helps track any purchases you make throughout the day. They scan your bracelet on your way out, and you just pay for your purchases then.

The water stays at about 102 degrees F, which is soooo nice in the chilly Iceland autumn. We had a really good weather day too. It was cloudy, but no rain. Cool, but not cold. The water was very comfortable.

We were also a little worried that it was going to be super packed because of how hot of a spot it is (pun absolutely intended). Sure, there was lots of people there, but it never felt overcrowded. There’s a little spot at the back that is usually pretty empty.

Included in our ticket was a Silica mud face mask. I love a good mask so this was really fun to get to do. There were quite a few options at the bar. They has soft drinks, smoothies, juices, wine, beer, and cider. I had a cider and Ethan had a beer. We also each got a second drink. The cider and beer were ISK 1,000 each, which we didn’t think was that bad considering where we were. We’ve definitely paid more for a beer at a baseball game.

This was easily my favourite day we had in Iceland. I loved the Blue Lagoon and thought it was totally worth the money. We had planned our trip to be a little more ~doing things~ focus, so it was great to have one really relaxing day. We stayed for about 4 hours, and I enjoyed every second of it. If I ever ended up in Iceland again, I would be sure to make another stop at the Blue Lagoon.

Tips:

  • Book early! – You can save a little bit of money on your tickets if you book early. Also taking an early or later entrance can help you save.
  • Bring flip-flops – We went in October and the ground was already very cold! You won’t need them for long, but they are nice to have.
  • Yes, you have to shower nude – This is just a rule in Iceland. You just have to do it. But don’t worry, there are shower stalls so you don’t have to communal shower.
  • Condition!! – They are not lying about all of the minerals in the water messing up your hair. Slather your hair in conditioner before getting into the Lagoon, and do it again when you’re leaving. I also brought a hair mask to use that night.
  • Don’t wear jewelry Again, the minerals will mess them up.
  • Eat a good breakfast – If you have an early check in time, make sure to eat a solid breakfast. There is a restaurant on site, but it’s pricey, and do you really want to get out to eat?
  • For more about the Blue Lagoon, click here.

For more on our trip to Iceland, check our my other posts.

What I’ve been watching this week – November 26

What I’ve been watching this week – November 26

Richard Osman’s House of Games We discovered Richard Osman’s House of Games this week through my YouTube recommendations, and we are OBSESSED. It’s a daily show with 4 celebrities that battle it out over 5 rounds of quiz questions. The questions have a different spin […]

Iceland – Driving the Golden Circle

Iceland – Driving the Golden Circle

One of the ‘can’t miss’ things to do in Iceland is the Golden Circle. The Golden Circle consists of a few prominent sites, including Þingvellir National Park, the Gulfoss Waterfall, and Haukadalur Geothermal area. There are a few other stops you can make. One we […]

What I’ve been watching this week – November 20

What I’ve been watching this week – November 20

Sharp Objects

I’ve been trying to get around to watching the shows on my ‘Shows I promise I’m going to watch in 2019‘ list. This is only going mildly well. Anyway, Sharp Objects was on this list.

I read Sharp Objects in the winter and I really liked it. I wasn’t sure if I’d love the show, because I gravitate towards show that are a little more upbeat. I’m not sure if I am liking the show. It’s objectively good, but I’m just not good with a show this dark and graphic. Will I finish it? Not sure!

After Sharp Objects, I haven’t really been watching much besides old seasons of ANTM and Taskmaster on YouTube. I think my holiday viewing schedule will be starting soon.

Iceland – Chasing the Northern Lights

Iceland – Chasing the Northern Lights

One of the reasons we chose to visit Iceland during the time of year we did was to see the Northern Lights. A couple weeks before we left, I saw this article from The Lonely Planet about a new Northern Lights viewing centre just outside […]