Iceland Travel Advice: Don’t Take a Dump Where the Earth Cracks


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In Iceland, everything is really far away.  In order to see the best sights the country has to offer you either have to rent a car or join one of the many Iceland tours.  We already completed a handful of tours including: West Iceland, South Coast, and the Glacier Lagoon.  We were promptly through the majority of our Golden Circle Tour after a monstrous lunch on the cliffs of one of Europe’s largest waterfalls, Gullfoss.  If you would like to see what Icelandic cuisine looks like, take a look at these two posts:  fish and chips and do you know what a puffin is?

The majority of us did use the restroom but there is always that “special companion” that decides they don’t have to go.  As we are walking through the Iceland geysers our special companion suddenly realizes that she has to use the restroom.  Gummi, our driver, takes us on a detour to see unique lava rock and we stop for a moment to have some of our peers play in the snow for the first time.  We get back in the van and the moment occurs: “I really have to use the bathroom”.

As this was the main topic of conversation as we get to ThingVellir and stop to marvel at The Mid Atlantic Trench.  This is where Iceland is actually being torn apart by the North American and European tectonic plates.  How would you like to live on an island that is being split by a few centimeters every year?  Another interesting fact, ThingVellir is also the site of the world’s first parliament.

We keep looking at the sights and it dawns again “I REALLY REALLY have to use the restroom” (emphasis on REALLY).  For men it’s considerably easier to use the restroom — you find a corner or a bush and you aim and fire.  Women, being classier and more refined than men, use the great invention called the toilet.  One problem: we are in the middle of a colossal national park with the nearest restroom being a 20-minute walk.  Being the smartest woman in the universe, she stalls me to let the group walk ahead and finds a quaint spot in the park; it’s called the Mid-Atlantic Trench.  I kid you not, she literally took a dump where the earth cracks (pause for laughter, I still laugh when I think about it).  I don’t want to alarm the environmentalists since it’s widely known that manure is great for the soil.

Iceland Travel Advice: Try to use the restroom even if you don’t have to because in Iceland you are going to do A LOT of driving.

Marcello Arrambide
Marcello Arrambide considers himself a fanatical entrepreneur. During his younger years, when CD burning software first came out, he burned CD's and sold them for $5 to $10 a piece, worked at a bakery and took the leftovers to school and sold them to students for breakfast the next morning. He flew to New York City and found a contact in China to have purses and wallets shipped him directly to sell.

He has since tried sales, real estate, software and day trading, where he coaches others to learn and develop their skill in the market. He plans to show everyone how easy living and moving overseas can be on your own terms as long as you have high speed internet and a computer.
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0 Responses to Iceland Travel Advice: Don’t Take a Dump Where the Earth Cracks

  1. Dan at Newark Airport Parking July 26, 2010 at 4:31 am #

    LOL, I’ve read about a lot of travel mishaps and incidents, but this one takes the cake. That’s taking the notion of ‘giving back to the earth’ to the next level. Just discovered your blog, and if this post is any indication, I’m looking forward to having more laughs in the days ahead.

  2. WanderingTrader July 26, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Thanks for the comment Dan, it took me a while to think of the title. I was preparing to actually put up the picture of her actually doing it. I have her “caught in the act” if you will but I think that would have been over the top.. what do you think?

  3. Dan August 9, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Haha, that would have been hilarious – would probably go viral in the internet too, some people love that sort of stuff. But, I agree agree with you, could be too much for some people.

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