Posted by: ilanasmith | June 17, 2008

An Island called Island

I’ve had trouble writing this post.  Two main reasons, I think.  The first is that Iceland pretty much defies description.  It’s weird and interesting and incredibly unique.  (So unique that apparently it can give an absolute qualifiers…)  And it’s very pretty.  Smells funny, sort of boiled eggs and fish, but very pretty.  We saw glaciers, waterfalls, volcano craters, lava fields, pumice beaches, thermal vents, geysirs and the odd continental rift.  And we avoided eating puffins or rotten shark (though I hear the latter is quite tasty).

blue lagoon geysir Iceland Suncraft

The second reason I’m having trouble with this post is that I need to admit something that I’m not very proud of.  When we were in Reykjavik, an earthquake clocking in at a mighty 6.3 on the Richter scale hit about 50 kilometers away.  And we didn’t notice.



  1. So, are you saying that the world did not move for you?

  2. They say, yeah I know, not very specific, that some of the most beautiful people in the world live there. Did you notice that?

  3. Yeah, I’d heard that too.  In fact, my friend said he planned to rate everyone we saw.  Out loud.
    They’re definitely pretty, but I’m of the opinion that the Danes are still winning.

  4. Yeah, the Danes and Swedes totally won the Who’s Hot In Northern Europe 2008 pageant. The Russians finished last.

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