If you're planning a trip to Europe, may I suggest going by way of Iceland ?
I have several reasons . . . here are a few:
Icelandair is cheaper than the other airlines. You can fly their 'business class' for about the same price as the other airlines 'economy class.'
It breaks up the trip into a reasonable amount of time in the air.
Icelandair allows you to stay several days before you have to book your flight home at no additional cost.
Reykjavik is a wonderful place to visit.
The Hotel Borg is a wonderful place to stay and within walking distance of great shopping, restaurants, thermal pools, and most importantly the Gray Lines Bus Station which books tours to anywhere you want to go on the island.
Why is he so happy ? He thinks he's found a restaurant open for breakfast.
Not a big deal unless you arrive at 7:00 a.m. on a Sunday morning. Our hotel had a very nice restaurant which was open, but since he had eaten there before, he wanted to go look for one.
Note to self: Next time, tell him no.
Tip: You will probably fly out of your airport on a late afternoon flight and arrive early the next morning. It's an hour bus ride into Reykjavik, and by the time you arrive at your hotel, be prepared to wait until about 3:00 p.m. to get into your room. When booking your hotel room, ask if it will be ready when you arrive. (probably not) It's worth the extra expense to book the room the night before you arrive so it will be ready. Can you spell j-e-t-l-a-g ?
When the waiter set all this down in front of HansMan, he looked at it and said, "I think he forgot my potatoes."
Tip: Be sure to use a 'heavy duty' adapter or this will happen.
There's really no need to take a hair dryer because most hotels provide them.
When this happened, it made a really stupid loud noise.
The name is on the building. Good luck.
Actually, it's fairly easy getting there, just make sure you know how to get a bus ticket home. The round trip ticket we bought expired before we left the pool.
At least we weren't going to starve to death. There's another hot dog stand across the street.
We liked both of these places better than The Blue Lagoon which is located close to the airport about an hour away. Plus, Blue Lagoon is much more expensive.
Tip: Read "Journey to the Center of the Earth," (again) Or watch the movie.
it will probably look like this.