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
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
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 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