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Archive for August, 2011

Signs in Apartment Complexes Posted by on Aug 26, 2011

I was going to write this yesterday, but after coming home from the post office I slept over twelve hours. Sorry! I’ve lived in two apartment complexes and am about to move into a third. The first was the student apartments from the University of Iceland, the second was a regular apartment near Laugavegur, and…

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Culture night Posted by on Aug 21, 2011

Culture night (Menningarnótt) was Saturday, 20th August. Which actually means it’s still going on as I type this. The first one was in 1996, and it’s been an annual tradition since. You can go to their website here to see the schedule of events. We awoke too late to see a lot of the events…

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English in Iceland Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

Potential tourists often wonder how widespread English is in Iceland, so here’s some examples. This is the mayor of Reykjavík giving a speech at a memorial for Japan (they planted cherry trees that were donated by one of the nurseries in Iceland). This is a housing advertisement found here. “1-2 manna herb.Funahöfða 17a -19 Rvk…

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Knitting in Iceland Posted by on Aug 14, 2011

If you have any questions or want to see me take photos of/write a post on something, comment and let me know! Wool, fish, and aluminum are Iceland’s biggest exports. Until recently it was only the first two that were available. Icelandic wool is “single ply” which means it is made in one strand, although…

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Icelandic Food (traditional and non) Posted by on Aug 14, 2011

This is my first post, so here’s a brief introduction: I’m nineteen and I’ve been living in Reykjavík for one year, taking Icelandic for Foreigners classes at the University of Iceland. I live with a Swede who works at a daycare. My other two good friends are a Finn and an Icelander, so if I…

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