Dear Ariel, sorry but my experience sitting in the blue lagoon was much better than yours. No eels, no guy same your name is “kinda pretty,” blablabla.
Before getting into the water, you must shower and put conditioner in your hair. Leave the conditioner in your hair and try not to get it wet in the lagoon! The silica in the water turns your hair blue. Just kidding, but it will dry it out for a good two to three weeks depending on your hair type. It’s best not to risk it. Some spots in the water are warmer than others, so find those and stay there. It was freezing cold and windy outside so many people stayed by the entrance to the water to muster up the courage to get out and run to their towels and back inside! There is an exfoliating and revitalizing face mask to put on, found in stations around the lagoon. You leave it on and rinse it off all in the water. There is also a bar on the water, but the prices are not so fun. Just enjoy your time in the lagoon. I unfortunately didn’t get any pictures of the lagoon this time, but I will be sure to next time when I have a GoPro. I am now on the bus to go back to the airport. I don’t want to leave! There are only a few birds here during winter, the landscapes are amazing even when covered in snow, you get used to the ever-changing but always cold weather (just layer properly and you’ll be fine), awesome people, and lack of hysteria about terrorism and guns and social issues in general. Honestly it’s been really refreshing.
The PTSD-like flashbacks of the fermented shark experience have mostly subsided, except for when I take my shoes off and get a whiff of that. The bus ride from the Blue Lagoon to the airport is less than half an hour. The perfect time to go to the lagoon is on the way to and/or from the airport. Well I am at the airport now, and past through security in two minutes. Now it’s time to go home. There is a layover in Minnesota, and there are puppies everywhere!!!
My roommate and her boyfriend picked me up from the airport, although it took a while for them to find me since we were in different terminals ahha! On the way back, we went to In n Out because, well, it’s In n Out. I pulled out my credit card to pay, but Evan said he got it. Thank you Evan! I put the card back, or so I thought. I traipse around a country on the other side of the world for two weeks, and the moment I get back is when I lose my credit card? Hmm. (It has since been handled and I am good to go!).