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Archive for August, 2016

Basic survival in Iceland: pizza Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

So you want to visit Iceland? Then it’s absolutely vital that you’ll know how to order flatbaka, “a flatbake”, of your preference in Icelandic. This food item is also known as a pizza. Basics Sósa, tómatsósa, pizzasósa (= sauce, ketchup, pizza sauce) Tómatar (= tomatoes) Ostur (= cheese) Hvítlaukur (= garlic, lit. transl. “white onion”) Oregano (=…

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Icelandic habit. Posted by on Aug 18, 2016

Yesterday morning I heard a raven croak somewhere nearby, possibly on the neighbour’s roof. Today, for a while, it was sunny on one side of the house and rained on the other. August has definitely arrived and you know what it means – time to go back to school! 😀 …at least for those that…

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Kilroy may have been here too. Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

When thinking of Iceland-specific things a guestbook is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, yet the way Icelanders approach the idea is so Icelandic I almost didn’t realize there was anything unusual about it until a friend pointed it out in her blog. Icelandic guestbooks are more than just a list of…

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Icelandic language starter pack. Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

So you’ve just now decided to learn Icelandic? Looking for sources online, helpful tips and tricks, how to pronounce a certain word or maybe just looking to see if learning it would be worth the trouble? I’m here to help – but the problem is that I’ve been here for a long time. I started…

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