reykjavik – my new favorite european city. there is something so magical when the sea meets the mountains and that magic happens in reykjavik.
i spent 2 days there, compliments of icelandair, on my journey back to the states. it was a great end to a perfect little trip to norway. when i’m finished with jetlag (and unpacking), i’ll share a bit more about my time in both places.
most stores close by 6 or 8pm in europe, leaving only restaurants and bars open late. it was the same in reykjavik, but i found a bookstore/cafe that was open to 10pm each day. when everything else shut down and my feet were tired from walking, i headed to eymundsson bookstore (the oldest and largest bookseller in iceland), bought a pastry and coffee, loaded my arms with books and magazines and made myself at home until closing time. it was during one of those evenings that i stumbled across the music of lily & madeleine. lily and madeleine are sisters from indiana with beautiful voices and heart-breaking harmonies. they recently signed with asthmatic kitty records (home to sufjan stevens), so you know they are worth a listen.