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Archive for May, 2015

No dogs, TV, beer or Spaniards allowed. Posted by on May 28, 2015

Icelanders of the Westfjords area are no longer allowed to kill Basque people on sight. The law was revoked just last month and very, very quietly too – you’d almost think someone didn’t want anyone to notice anything. In any case it’s now a fact, Basque people are no longer outlawed by default! It may sound like…

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Eurovision – Iceland loves it! Posted by on May 21, 2015

It’s that time of the year again. People are slowly migrating towards the magic box in the living room, beers are cooling and grills are almost hot enough for the first course. There may be flags of each person’s favourite country, if the viewers are young there may well be a drinking game as well…

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Five culture shocks of Iceland. Posted by on May 14, 2015

A culture shock will always catch you by surprise no matter how well you thought you had prepared yourself. Here are some that have given people big jumps before. 1. No ice hockey The ice hockey world championship games are in full swing and the whole world is watching, holding its breath. The whole world? No! One…

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From hand-leg to leg-throat. Posted by on May 7, 2015

Broadening your vocabulary is best started with themes, and I’m going to suggest body parts as a good first option! This is especially because you’ll find some dangers therein and some fairly interesting words as well, words that really make you wonder why and how do they even exist. Did the Icelanders of old just…

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