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Euroadventure 2016! Day 18

< previous Well, if you can call it that – Day 18 – travel day back to the States, by way of Iceland. On our last night I didn’t sleep so well, unusually for me I had some anxiety dreams … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 14

< previous Up and out for a run. The graffiti said, “no smiling” and “no sarcasm”, well now that doesn’t leave me with much, does it? There were a few sprinkles, but as I’ve heard, it’s only water. I went … Continue reading

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you’ve been told

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 9

< previous Of course it was sunny for our last night in Iceland, so it was bright out but I managed to fall asleep. I woke before it was time to get up, and unlike most times, it took a … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 8

< previous No pool this morning, since it was BLUE LAGOON DAY! So I slept in a little. Something had gotten blown over in the kitchen during the night, which had woken me, but I’d gotten back to sleep. After … Continue reading

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Great Auk

In addition to numerous living birds, the southwestern edge of the Reykjanes peninsula is home to a sculptural homage to the extinct Great Auk. On the cliffs below Reykjanesviti, Iceland’s oldest lighthouse, the Auk gazes wistfully out to sea toward … Continue reading

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Bridge Between Continents

Quite possibly I’ve walked from one tectonic plate to another before, but I can now say for sure I’ve done it, with the help of the illustrative Bridge Between Continents on the Reykjanes peninsula. The bridge opened in July 2002. … Continue reading

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Euroadventure 2016! Day 7

< previous The host parents were otherwise occupied so we were to have a self-guided day today. The night before my sister and I had talked about going in to Reykjavík again. I said I wanted to go to art … Continue reading

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Bláa lónið

The Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland – you see pictures of it in all the guide books and it sorta makes you feel like you have to go. I didn’t actually feel … Continue reading

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Listasafn Reykjavíkur : Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir

Reykjavík Art Museum – Kjarvalsstaðir – is dedicated to Iceland’s most famous modern artist, Jóhannes S. Kjarval (1885-1972). The building is a low-slung utilitarian structure that might be taken for a rec center as it is set in a neighborhood … Continue reading

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