...Sightsseing in der Hauptstadt
Heute morgen hieß es mal nicht wie gewohnt auf in die Trekking Klamotten sondern Jeans an, denn für uns ging es für eine Nacht nach Reykjavík.
Dort angekommen sind wir etwas durch die Straßen der Hauptstadt gebummelt, haben auch das ein oder andere gekauft, und sind dann in die wohl bekannteste Kirche der Stadt. Die Hallgrimskirche. Vom Kirchturm aus hat man eine fantastische Sicht über die ganze Stadt.
Danach ging es für uns noch etwas an den Hafen.
Am Abend haben wir uns zwei Tickets für die Blue Lagoon gekauft. Das ist das bekannteste Freibad mit Thermalwasser auf Island und eine Touristen Attraktion. Trotz minus Grade ist das Wasser auch im Winter immer um die 37-42 Grad warm.
Ps: Das letzte Bild ist außerhalb der Lagune, das Wasser sieht jedoch gleich aus, bis auf das der Dampf fehlt.Read more
Ooooh my goodness - WE MADE IT!
This city is cold and historic and colorful and so much more than I imagined. Day 1 of Iceland consisted of landing after a seven hour flight, stressing about my GPS not working, groceries, errands, explaining to an Icelander that I'm American so could he please speak English, checking in at our apartment, a city tour, a home-cooked meal by an Icelander (ate smoked lamb, smoked salmon, raw reindeer, goose, smoked trout, shrimp, BBQ lamb, and the infamous fermented shark - without the shot of Brennavin), and finally, SLEEP!
It's 10:45 p.m. here and I've been up for the last 30+ hours and the sun's still out and I'm incredibly exhausted and incredibly happy. So blessed to be on this trip with this team in this country. Onto day 2 🇮🇸Read more
#1 What kind of influence will this trip have on you as a leader?
I believe all of the development opportunities that leaders can gain from traveling to different countries, such as managing uncertainty and gaining respect, will improve as a result of going on this trip, but the biggest influence this journey will have on me is that I will be gaining a variety learning opportunities. I will get out of this trip what I put in, and I plan on giving it my all. When I come across something that is new or an activity I haven’t done before, I often find myself standing in the back of the group watching others instead of participating, and that is the biggest habit that I want to change while on this trip. It will be scary and push me out of my comfort zone, but it will also be worth it and will help me continue to grow in my leadership journey.
All around Reykjavik there are stickers or tags. Some of them are inspirational while others have no real meaning but to look cool. This sticker is one of the first I saw while in Reykjavik, and I feel like it set the mood for the entire trip. I was not going to hold myself back or let anyone else keep me from treating this trip as an adventure. I feel like I took everything Iceland offered me and learned from it, whether it was eating fermented shark or capturing the perfect picture of one of the many waterfalls. I don’t know if I will ever go back to Iceland, so I made to sure to create my own trip, one that I will remember for the rest of my life.Read more
#2 What are you hoping to learn about yourself as a leader on this trip?
On this service trip, I hope to learn how to handle stressful and frustrating situations in a more productive and helpful manner rather than in a way that ends up hurting the group's morale. In addition, I want to learn how to communicate more effectively with everyone around me during these types of situations, so that there is no gray area between what I am trying to say and what is understood. When irritating situations during a trip like this are handled in positive ways in which everyone in the group feels like he or she is understood, everyone can move forward faster and a bond is created that can’t be manufactured in any other setting.
I believe that this statue, Monument to the Unkown Beauracrat created by Magnús Tómasson in 1994, can teach everyday leaders useful skills like how to better solve problems and improve communication. The statue depicts a leader who does a needed job, but not for the recognition or fame it will bring him or her. Instead, the leader completes the task because the people around need it done and not for any other reason. Working without expecting or needing a reward is an important part of being a leader because too often people take on roles that they are hoping will give them some kind of reward. The statue sits across from Reyjkavik’s city hall as a reminder to the civil servants that work there that they should be working for the benefit of others and not for themselves.Read more
1) The first day of our trip consisted of traveling from Colby, KS to Denver, CO to Reykjavík, Iceland! When we stepped off the plane in Keflavík at the airport, it was a bitter awakening with cold wind and rain in our faces but our excitement was so great I didn’t mind too much!Read more
3) On our first day in Reykjavík, we took a walking tour of the city where we saw many beautiful murals. Street art and graffiti were everywhere; It was very neat to see these creations in person as we had seen many of them before in photos during class.Read more
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