Knowing the afternoon of our second day in Keflavik was reserved for our new friends, we found our way to the Icelandic Museum of Rock and Roll. For the first half of the day, we roamed through the halls, traveling through the musical eras.
In addition to presenting Rock and Roll as we know it, the museum also brings its visitors to discover Iceland’s most famous groups and singers. If you ask Emily and Louis-Antoine, they’ll tell you I couldn’t get enough of the section dedicated to Of Monsters and Men and plan on making some space on my playlist for Sigur Rós.
Time flew and we had to get going. We didn’t want to make those we helped the day before wait so we took a cab. We met up with people who we soon learned to call Patrick and Ashlyn and who were traveling with their two sons, Oliver and Ashton. In order to talk more comfortably, they brought us to Kaffitár, a coffee shop known to be one of the best in Iceland.
We discussed, learning more about this English family who had taken a sabbatical year to go around the world. The boys took online classes and the parents favoured wwoofing, with it being less expensive and giving their sons the possibility to get to know different ecofriendly ways to make use of what nature has to offer.
Some of our time in Ireland was to be spent this way and it was a great opportunity for us to learn more about this way of lodging.
Meeting with this family with such unusual ways opened our eyes to possibilities we couldn’t have begun to fathom before this meeting.