Yup I ate the rotten shark
[QUOTE=wezul;376204]I saw a "No Reservations" (Anthony Bourdain) and two of the things I remember from that show are the Blue Lagoon (how'd you like that?) [/QUOTE]
The Blue Lagoon is delightful. Worth a whole trip just for that. You will notice that the majority of the pictures are from there. We got there about noon, had lunch a couple of hours later at the poolside bar. Cocktails at tea time. (You use the electronic bracelet you get when you enter to open and close your lockers, build your tab at the bar, etc.--very civilized.) We got out of the water around 6 pm and then stayed for dinner in the restaurant.
[QUOTE=wezul;376204]and the "fermented" (let's not say [I]rotten[/I]) shark. Tony did not care for the shark, did you try it? *shiver*[/QUOTE]
Might as well say rotten, that's what it is. They bury the shark for 3 - 6 months, then have to hang it for a while to get rid of the worst toxins. Lonely Planet described it as "smelling like a cross between 3-day old road kill and ammonia cleaner." Lonely Planet has toned that down a bit in the most recent edition and the h?Ã*karl we got at the tourist restaurant was also a very mild tourist version. I've had much stronger stuff in Iceland and even brought a jar home once that I would not allow to be opened in the house. The smell alone brought the toughest "bikers" to their knees. In the pics you can see the face Susan is making as she swallows and Marc as he takes a bite, with his shot of Black Death ready to wash it down. It was really very mild, but still an acquired taste. Any wonder that whale steaks are such a treat?
[QUOTE=wezul;376204]I hear the nights are long and things get crazy late . . . I enjoyed your pics, thanks for sharing.[/QUOTE]
Yup, we Icelanders can't hold our liquor and we're very cheap drunks. Partying all night is the thing to do in Reykjavik. Before all night bars were an option there weren't too many ways to spend those long nights. My great-grandfather had 23 children. :dunno