Monthly Archive: July 2013

Where are all the people?

Checking out the geysers at Geysir.  We never struggled to find parking or a good view of the falls or thermal pools.

I’m reading a book about Icelandic people, Independent People, written by Halldor Laxness.  It is an epic tome about Bjartur from Summerhouses and his determination to live independent of help and be his own master, thereby subjecting his family to poverty and misery.  It created an expectation that I would come to Iceland and meet these …

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Night Train Nightmare

The smallest hotel room yet.

Looking back on that infamous train ride, I guess it was a good experience, a good story, and a great memory maker. But that night the only thing it felt like was hot, sweaty, and cramped. The train was an overnight ride from Malmo, Sweden to Berlin, Germany. Everybody knew it was going to be …

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Goodbye, Emerald City!


Our countdown is 35 minutes. I’m struggling to find a movie that I downloaded, fielding technology questions i cant answer and foregoing a trip to the restroom to get this posted! Surreal. And scared. And incredibly excited!! I can’t believe the journey is actually beginning!! Thanks for all the well wishes and help getting ready. …

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