Monthly Archives: August 2011

English Pubs – A Romance

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A good pub is perhaps one of the best of things, at least for me.  There are few places where I feel as relaxed, as content, as when nestled into a deep, soft chair in the corner of a dim … Continue reading

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Yes, they have horses in Iceland!

I was unsure during this trip if I was going to be able to ride an Icelandic horse, the sturdy, fluffy-maned little powerhouses that make this island their own.  Our six days in Iceland were filling up quickly and our … Continue reading

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Old Faithful is for Little Girly Men!

Iceland might be about as far as an Australian can get from home! While perhaps not geographically the furthest landmass away from Australia, it certainly seems so. Oh, I guess I could go to Greenland, or Savlbard, where almost 3000 … Continue reading

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Journey to the Blue Lagoon

Our trip to the Blue Lagoon went, well, swimmingly.  Iceland’s premier geothermal spa, a naturally milky blue hot mineral pool sunk into black basaltic rock in the middle of a stark landscape of lava fields, promised the ultimate in mind/body … Continue reading

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I Ate Rancid Shark Meat… and it was all I hoped it would be!

This afternoon, sitting in the sun below the tall tower of Reykjavik’s fabulous Hallgrímskirkja, I reached into a small bowl and sampled an Icelandic delicacy.  Hákarl is shark, prepared by being buried in beach sand for several months then hung … Continue reading

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America – F#*k Yeah!

An American friend once attempted to describe the US to me. She said, “we are nothing if not a  country of extremes.”  While it was not her intention to wax poetic, I do think that she managed a staggeringly precise … Continue reading

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The Candy Man Can – cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good!

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The mechanical taffy pulling machine tops my list of things (like campfires, magicians, and the TV show “How it’s Made”) that are put on this earth to be stared at.  Taffy is not necessarily my favorite candy, but nothing can … Continue reading

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