Visiting a new country is great. You try new things, eat new foods, and meet new people. You promise to stay in touch with these new friends, and maybe you hit them up on Facebok and add them to your ever-growing list of people who's statuses you now have to 'like' and send a virtual happy birthday to.

But what if you want to go that extra mile and show them that this friendship just wasn't a tourists temporary use of companionship? What if you wanted to send them a message the old-fashioned way? Like, actually mail them a letter?

Well you'd better know their address. And if you don't know their address, then you better improvise.


Which is exactly what this Icelandic Tourist did when he tried mailing something to a farmer's family.

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The tourist didn't have an address, but he did have an awesome memory and some pretty sick map-drawing skills. So he put them to use and drew the helpful map for the postman to use to find the intended house in the north-western village of Búðardalur, Hólar, Iceland.


And according to this Danish News Site, the map, along with a combination of helpful clues, actually worked!

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It reads:

"Country: Iceland. City: Búðardalur. Name: A horse farm with an Icelandic/Danish couple and three kids and a lot of sheep!

[With the additional clue]:

the Danish woman works in a supermarket in Búðardalur."

Now that's what I call service.