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Going home, via many layovers

Going home, via many layovers

From here, it was back-to-back flights home, the first leg of which involved an overnight layover in Paris. It's been a while since my last sleepwalking (after a hefty dose of Benadryl, at the height of allergy season) tour here... I'd forgotten how much history and grandeur are written into the layout of every city block, and was surprised by how nice and understanding the drivers were towards the masses of tourists.

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Iceland Day 14, Asbyrgi, Dettifoss, and Myvatn

Iceland Day 14, Asbyrgi, Dettifoss, and Myvatn

The road from Asbyrgi to Dettifoss was... interesting. There are two parallel routes on either side of the river; the guidebooks and road signs gave us somewhat confusing recommendations. We decided to chance it with the road to the west, Route 862, half of which is wonderfully paved, and the other recently de-listed from the infamous F-road category. It was a bumpy hourlong drive through the usual gravel and a few dried up riverbeds, and as we neared Dettifoss the landscape became progressively stonier.

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