Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bravery

Dearest Suparna,

It was a daunting day. We reached our AirBNB at 4 am Paris time. Our host was not there, we let ourselves in through the unlocked door, and we passed out in our beds. We awoke to a house with other guests, who were kind enough to share the wifi password before we met the owners. It was frigid with our windows that didn't shut properly and 30mph wind outside.

I was pretty much ready to crawl under the covers and stay home all day. But you pushed us to get out. And I'm so glad you did. It was cold, no doubt. Staying outside for more than 10 minutes at a time would be insanity. Fortunately I had a helpful gift in the form of a muffler to help keep warm. And one can do a lot in 10 minute segments.

Drop to the bus stop. 10 minutes to glo cafe for amazing vegetarian food. 10 minutes to Harpa for awesome live jazz fir free. 10 minutes to delicious baked goods, a soya cafe (hard to find in these parts), and done warmth. Then a pit stop to a very impressive church, and only 10 minutes to the local teenage hangout - Reykjavik chips. Then 10 more minutes to Rosenberg, for awesome live music. Like a bike ride that lasts under 30 minutes, you can do a lot with 10 minute pit stops. In previous countries cafes were a great place to find a bathroom or drink, but water and bathrooms are abundant here. The new enemy is the cold, but once again the answer is the same.

Thanks for another great day and for your bravery.

Tumhaaraa hamesha,
-Daniel

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