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Archive for May, 2014

The Iceaboo. Posted by on May 31, 2014

Iceaboo: a person whose idea of Iceland is strongly coloured by vikings, fermented shark, Sigur Rós, Björk and a short visit they once did; may end up in danger of death by failing to use common sense, most likely wants to move to Iceland. Often wears Iceland’s flag in some form and/or a plastic helmet…

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Nightless nights, dayless days. Posted by on May 26, 2014

Like A hundred names for snow might show, Icelandic has quite a rich vocabulary when it comes to nature and the seasons. An obvious example besides snow is light and darkness and the change from one to other, because the time during which day and night are about the same length is very, extremely short. Due…

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Summer house adventure! Posted by on May 21, 2014

Big news! I have handed in my BA thesis! After four years of work and a very harsh thesis-writing spring this called for a celebration so gathering up a group of friends we did what Icelanders would do – we went to a summer house. When you travel in Iceland you’ll soon train your eye…

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Hiding in plain sight 2: more than a church. Posted by on May 12, 2014

Continuing my little series of things that may interest a traveler yet are free and within your reach even in the capital city: the area between Hallgrímskirkja and Tjörnin, the ornamental pond downtown. But why see this area in particular? The statue park of Einar Jónsson Continuing your sightseeing route, the museum that hosts art…

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