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I've played Eve Online for a good four years and have been planning to visit the Eve Online Monument for probably just as many years after I stopped playing Eve. Living in Australia made it hard to visit Iceland but I finally was able to close the Eve Online chapter of my life and see the Monument while we were on our round the world trip.
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Getting to the monument itself wasn't difficult, just a short walk from the main Reykjavík downtown area. There was an odd looking ship restoration (or maybe just a junk yard) area right next to the monument that made me question whether we were in the right place, we were. The monument itself was rather small - I was expecting it to be bigger, but it was still awesome.

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Pretty much as soon as we got there I went about finding both of my character names. Not an easy task even when the name finder tells you which tile you should be looking at! I did find them though.
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I was quite happy to find out that one of my characters, Necrocia was right next to the famous Chribba! So cool!

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After spending maybe 20 minutes taking photos with and around the Monument we decided to move on but I wanted to stalk the CCP Headquarters a bit longer and take some pictures of the building. Unfortunately there was no gift shop and I didn't have an arranged tour (since I don't play Eve any more and you have to EveMail to arrange a tour, doh). Outside photos had to do!

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Then, we still didn't leave the area. It was lunch time and just underneath the CCP Headquarters was Bryggjan Brugghús which is a microbrewery and bistro. It felt like we were having dinner - candle lit and dark. The food and beer was amazing, if I worked at CCP I would not be able to stay away from this place.

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Finally after lunch it was time to move on. I'm glad that I was able to visit the Monument and see where the CCP staff work, it definitely closed that chapter, but you never know with Eve being free to play now I may be tempted to return if I could find the time.

-i

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